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Twitter to Pay $150M for Violating 2011 FTC Order Regarding Misrepresentation of its Privacy and Security Practices

USA - May 27 2022 On May 25, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it, along with the Department of Justice, fined Twitter $150 million for violating…

Ayana Brown

CFPB’s New Interest in Examining Fintechs is Likely to Mean More Naming and Shaming by the Agency

USA - April 28 2022 On April 25, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will begin examining nonbank “covered persons” that it has…

Ayana Brown, Jeffrey P. Ehrlich, Heryka R. Knoespel, Kristin Lee, Susan C. Rodriguez

U.S. Supreme Court: College Board’s “Censure” Does Not Violate First Amendment

USA - March 30 2022 In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded on March 24, 2022, that the Board of Trustees for the Houston Community College System…

Michael A. Brody, Jonathan Y. Ellis, Farnaz Farkish Thompson

Analysis of DOJ’s 2021 FCA Statistics and the Trends Therein

USA - February 9 2022 Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) announced that it recovered over $5.6 billion under the False Claims Act (FCA) in…

Edwin O. Childs, Laura Colombell Marshall, David J. Pivnick, Michael J. Podberesky

U.S. Attorney’s Office Settles with Urgent Care Providers to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to Credentialing Issues

USA - April 23 2021 On April 8, 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina announced a $22.5 million settlement with a network of urgent care…

Michael J. Podberesky