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Bajeerah LaCava
White House Visitor Logs Deemed Public Records

There will be no secret visits to the White House after a Washington, D.C., federal judge recently ordered visitor logs be released to pubic interest group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). While CREW is only after visits by...

Tags: Privacy
Eric E Bensen
The Patent Reform Act of 2007

The Patent Reform Act of 2007, potentially the first major reform of the patent laws in more than 50 years, would leave virtually no aspect of a patent practice untouched. Driven by concerns about patent quality and excessive litigation, the Act can plainly...

Robert M Jaworski
H.R. 3915, "The Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007"

On November 16, 2007, the House passed H.R. 3915, designed to prevent a repeat of the problems associated with the subprime lending crisis. Robert M. Jaworski, examines the bill that could dramatically alter the residential mortgage loan origination landscape...

Tags: Subprime
Steve C. Posner
Obtain/Use Surveillance Dichotomy

Much attention has been paid recently to expansion of government powers to obtain information about people, but there has been less focus on how such information can be used in prosecutions. The Protect America Act of 2007 has expanded the government...

Tags: Privacy
Bryan Redding
New Year - New rules for UCL cases?

In the realm of the California unfair competition law, Business and Professions Code Section 17200, 2008 may turn out to be as exciting as 2006, which featured rulings by the top court on the issue of Prop 64 and its effect on pending cases and the plaintiffs'...

Marten Law Group: California Files Suit to Compel Decision on New Motor Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards (Climate Change)

In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Alyssa Moir of the Marten Law Group reports on a lawsuit filed on November 8, 2007, by California and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) against the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to compel the agency...