201810.18
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PWCK Appointed to Leadership Committee in Student Loan Servicer Litigation

On October 12, 2018, District Judge C. Darnell Jones appointed Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane (“PWCK”) attorney Brandon Wise to the 6-person executive committee in the multi-district litigation titled In re: FedLoan Student Loan Servicer Litigation. (18-md-2833). On March 1, 2017, PWCK filed one of the first cases, nationwide, alleging that the Pennsylvanian Higher Education…

201810.18
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Dicamba Trials To Start October 2019

Published by AG Pro By Sonja Begemann October 15, 2018 10:40 AM Oak trees with cupped leaves, a sign of damage from drifting pesticides like dicamba. ( Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting ) The first trial alleging dicamba-based herbicides caused widespread damage after drifting across fields will start next year, according to Reuters. The…

201810.17
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Farmers Say Don’t Kill Monsanto Antitrust Claims In MDL

Published by Law 360 By Michael Phillis October 16, 2018, 9:05 PM EDT Law360 (October 16, 2018, 9:05 PM EDT) — Farmers’ allegations that Monsanto Corp. engaged in anti-competitive practices by pushing soybeans with a tolerance to a specific herbicide should not be dismissed, they argue, because their suit could show that the company knew farmers…

201810.17
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Judge Orders Betsy DeVos To Begin Student Loan Forgiveness

Published by Forbes By Zack Friedman Oct 17, 2018, 08:32am A federal judge ordered Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, must implement immediately an Obama-era student loan forgiveness rule. Here’s what you need to know. Background: The Lawsuit Attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, sued U.S….

201810.17
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Judge unblocks Obama rule on student debt relief after delays by DeVos

Published by CNN By Katie Lobosco Updated 6:41 PM ET, Tue October 16, 2018 (CNN) An Obama-era rule designed to help students cheated by for-profit colleges get relief on their education debt finally took effect Tuesday after efforts by the Trump administration to block it. A federal judge ordered immediate implementation of the rule, delayed…

201810.01
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When Your Dreams of Motherhood Are Destroyed

Published by Marie Claire By Kayla Webley Published October 1, 2018 — In March, a fertility clinic in Cleveland ruined more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos. This is the story of the women whose hopes of motherhood were lost that day. Inside a small closet under the stairs in Rachel Mehl’s impeccably decorated two-story home…

201809.28
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A Drifting Weedkiller Puts Prized Trees At Risk

Published by NPR Heard on All Things Considered By Daniel Charles September 27, 20184:09 PM ET A Drifting Weedkiller Puts Prized Trees At Risk Mike Hayes and I are sitting on the patio of Blue Bank Resort, the business he owns on Reelfoot Lake, in Tennessee. The sun is going down. It’s beautiful. What really catches your…

201809.26
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Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Files Suit Against Future Income Payments LLC, Scott Kohn, and Related Entities

Published by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau SEP 13, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) has filed a complaint against Future Income Payments, LLC (FIP), Scott Kohn, and the following related entities: FIP, LLC; BuySellAnnuity Inc.; Cash Flow Investment Partners LLC; Pension Advance LLC; Cash Flow Investment Partners East LLC; Cash Flow…

201809.26
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Along With Monsanto, Chemical Giant Bayer Inherits Its Pests

Published by Mother Jones By  Tom Philpott AUGUST 24, 2018 6:00 AM From dicamba drama to crop-chomping caterpillars. Seed and pesticide titan Monsanto continues its slow shuffle off the global stage and into the maw of Bayer, its new parent company. This week, a “Bayer: Crop Science Division” sign replaced the old Monsanto one in front of the…

201809.26
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What Betsy DeVos Thinks She Can Get Away With

Published by The Editorial Board Sept. 24, 2018 Students defrauded by for-profit schools can expect no help from the Education Secretary. But a federal court ruling offers some hope. A federal judge sent the right message last week when he blocked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s suspension of an Obama-era rule that allows students defrauded by for-profit colleges to…