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Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers and offices located throughout the United States and China.
Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers and offices located throughout the United States and China.

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#ConsumerFinance: Seventh Circuit Says Remand, Not Dismissal, Proper for FACTA Lawsuit
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#ConsumerFinance: Join Us for a Complimentary Webinar: “A Holistic Review of the Law & Employment Background Screening”
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#ConsumerFinance: FCC Seeks Comment on Interpretation of TCPA Following D.C. Circuit’s ACA Decision
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#EnvironmentalLaw: Judicial Decision Upholding the Constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act - A federal judge last week upheld the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a law that Congress has used recently to overturn more than a dozen federal regulations from the Obama Administration.  Under the CRA, Congress, by a majority vote, can disapprove a federal regulation if it does so within sixty legislative days after the regulation was adopted.  Once Congress disa...
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#EnvironmentalLaw: California Considers Listing Nonylphenol Ethoxylates in Laundry Detergent as a Priority Product under Safer Consumer Products Regulations - On Friday, May 11, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued a notice that it is considering listing laundry detergent that includes nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) as a “priority product” under its Safer Consumer Products regulations.  If DTSC finalizes a rule listing the product, it will kick off an alternative...
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#ConsumerFinance: Courts Expand Eligibility for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy of Persons Seeking to Discharge Outstanding Student Loans
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#EnvironmentalLaw: EPA Establishes Final Ozone Designations - The U.S. EPA has adopted final nonattainment designations for 51 areas across the country for the agency’s 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone.  In a previous action, EPA had issued its attainment and unclassifiable designations, finding that 85% of the nation’s counties qualify for one of those designations (a designation of unclassifiable means that the agency does not have enough information to determ...
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#ConsumerFinance: Debt Collector Escapes FDCPA Liability With Clear Validation Notice
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#TobaccoLawBlog: FTC Issues Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Reports - The Federal Trade Commission recently issued its Cigarette Report and Smokeless Tobacco Report summarizing 2016 data about the tobacco industry.  Important observations from the Cigarette Report include: The number of cigarettes that the largest cigarette companies in the United States sold to wholesalers and retailers nationwide declined from 244.2 billion in 2015 to 240.5 billion in 2016; The amount spent on cigarette a...
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#EnvironmentalLaw: USFWS Scales Back Need for Incidental Take Permits for Habitat Modification - On April 26, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) issued a memorandum addressing the need for an incidental take permit (“ITP”) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the modification of listed species’ habitat (“ITP Memo”).  As background, under the ESA, the “take” of an endangered species is prohibited.  This prohibition has been extended to threatened species through a blanket...
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