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Federal Inaction And State Activity: Student Loan Edition
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2018

With debts rising faster than new graduates’ starting salaries, a student debt crisis has the potential to haunt the nation much in the way the


FERCDOJ Argue that Federal Power Act Does Not Preempt Illinois’ Zero Emission Credits Program
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2018

On May 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and FERC argued in a joint brief (“Joint Brief”) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the


Tussling over Preemption: The Nascent Battle Lines Between State Authorities and Student Loan Servicers
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2018

After an unexpectedly slow start, the Trump administration's deregulatory push finally gained momentum in late 2017. In the field of student lending


DOJ Issues New Policy Against Duplicative Fines & Penalties for Corporate Misconduct
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2018

On May 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) revised its internal policies to require coordination within DOJ and with other agencies to


The Latest and Greatest Developments in Immigration Law
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2018

About one year ago, President Trump signed the “Buy American Hire American” (BAHA) Executive Order to “create higher wages and employment rates for


U.S. Department of Justice Sues Auto Lender for SCRA Repossession Violation
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a lawsuit in California federal court alleging that California Auto Finance, a subprime auto lender


A Potential Shift On Education Debt Discharge Standards
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2018

To its detractors, bankruptcy law’s “Brunner test,” which is used to establish the dischargeability (i.e., elimination) of student loan debts, stands


New DOJ Policy Restricts FDA Authority to Take Enforcement Action Based on Guidance Documents
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2018

On January 25, 2018, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a new policy that bars DOJ from using its enforcement authority to


Will DOJ Beef Up its Review of Private False Claims Act Cases?
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2018

Earlier this month, the Director of the Justice Department’s Civil Frauds Section issued a memorandum directing all DOJ attorneys evaluating False


The Patriot: Remembering US District Judge William C. O’Kelley
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2018

Judge O'Kelley displayed artistic interpretations of the Constitutional Convention in his Atlanta chambers, and he regularly quizzed his law clerks