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6th Circuit dismantles FDCPA class action over law firm's garnishment fees

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday kicked what had been a successful class action lawsuit brought by a lawyer who accused a debt-collecting law firm of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by unfairly charging her garnishment fees back to the district court to determine if the firm made "bona fide" mistakes of fact.

Duane Morris to scoop up New York's Satterlee Stephens

Partners at Duane Morris, a Philadelphia-based law firm that is one of the largest in the U.S., have agreed to snap up boutique New York firm Satterlee Stephens, in a deal that will strengthen its presence in New York and ties to the banking industry.

IN BRIEF: 9th Circuit allows DOJ to argue in FTC v. Qualcomm hearing

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday got permission to participate in an upcoming oral argument in the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Qualcomm Inc, setting the stage for the rare sight of two competition law enforcers opposing each other in open court.

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