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Judge fines CashCall $10.3 million, a fraction of what was sought by CFPB for lending law violations

January 24, 2018 |

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered Orange County lender CashCall Mortgage and its owner, J. Paul Reddam, to pay $ 10.3 million for violating consumer protection laws — a fraction of the $ 287 million in penalties and restitution sought by a federal regulator.

District Judge John Walter in…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Interrupts Jury to Deliver Message From God

January 24, 2018 |

A strange court controversy out of Texas, where a judge interrupted jurors deciding a defendant’s fate in a sex-trafficking case and urged them not to convict. Twice. Later, state district judge Jack Robison explained that God told him to do so, reports the Austin American-Statesman . And the kicker: The jury…
Newser

Judge orders new superbug trial after finding that Olympus didn’t properly disclose safety concerns

January 19, 2018 |

A Seattle judge said Olympus Corp. failed to properly disclose internal emails that raised safety concerns about a redesigned medical scope as early as 2008, several years before the device was publicly tied to deadly superbug outbreaks.

Citing those “willful discovery violations” by the Japanese…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Orders Lawyer to Have English Teacher Review Work

January 15, 2018 |

Judges reject legal filings for all kinds of reasons, but one spotted by the Above the Law blog is downright embarrassing. Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the Southern District of Florida agreed with opposing attorneys that a complaint filed on behalf of a housekeeping employee suing a hospital was just…
Newser

Judge denies injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as consumer bureau’s acting director

January 11, 2018 |

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The judge sided with Mulvaney — President Trump’s choice for the interim position — over Leandra English, the agency’s deputy director…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Blocks Trump’s Decision to End DACA

January 10, 2018 |

A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. US District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits…
Newser

Judge rules against Trump administration on rescinding DACA

January 10, 2018 |

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday barred the Trump administration from turning back the Obama-era DACA program, Reuters reported, citing the judge’s ruling.
FOX News

Judge Bans Frat After Pledge Dies in Hazing

January 8, 2018 |

A judge in Pennsylvania has banned a fraternity from operating in the state for 10 years after the organization was found criminally liable for the death of a pledge four years ago. In December 2013 , Chun Hsien Deng, a student at Baruch College, died after falling unconscious during a hazing…
Newser

Iran Judge Says Protesters Could Be Executed

January 2, 2018 |

The death toll in the protests sweeping Iran is now at least 20—and it could end up a lot higher under a recommendation from the head of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. According to Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency, Mousa Ghazanfarabadi said Tuesday that some of the hundreds of protesters arrested…
Newser

Judge Says PwC Was Negligent In Bank Failure

January 1, 2018 |

PricewaterhouseCoopers was negligent in connection with one of the biggest bank failures of the financial crisis, a federal judge ruled.
WSJ.com: US Business