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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau building in Washington, D.C.

In Trump Era, Law Firms Prepare for Less Work, and Hiring, From CFPB

By C. Ryan Barber |

A confluence of events, including Donald Trump's surprise victory, has shaken not only the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its cadre of lawyers but also the law firm practice groups that built up around enforcement actions and investigations tied to the agency. Law firm interest in CFPB lawyers is expected to wane in the Trump administration and practice groups rooted in the agency could be forced to pivot, focusing more time on other federal and state regulators, according to more than a dozen interviews with law firm partners and recruiters.

A logo sign outside of facility occupied by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, in Somerville, New Jersey on May 31, 2015.

Janssen Wants More Medical Info From New Risperdal Plaintiffs

By Max Mitchell |

A dispute has arisen in the Risperdal litigation in Philadelphia over whether new plaintiffs in the mass tort should have to include prescription records and documentation of a Risperdal-related injury in their plaintiff fact sheets.

Bill Cosby

In Cosby Trial, Judge to Allow One of 13 Prior Accusers

By Lizzy McLellan |

In Bill Cosby’s criminal trial for alleged sexual assault, prosecutors will be allowed to present testimony from just one other accuser, aside from the alleged victim, the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas has ruled.

Lawsuit Faulting Civil Forfeiture Gains Class Status

By Max Mitchell |

A federal judge has granted class certification to plaintiffs alleging that Philadelphia’s civil asset forfeiture program creates an unconstitutional conflict of interest for law enforcement agencies.

Justices to Consider Quantum Meruit in Nonpartner Fee Dispute

By Lizzy McLellan |

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is giving Pittsburgh-based Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck a second chance at recovering damages for attorney fees under quantum meruit, in a case where multiple justices acknowledged that court precedent had muddied the waters on what the firm could argue.

Gerrymandering in the Crosshairs On Monday's 'The American Law Journal'

A Wisconsin federal court has ordered the state to redraw legislative district lines that unfairly and unconstitutionally favors one party. Will that decision trigger a date with the U.S. Supreme Court?