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Consumer Finance

9th Cir. Says Fannie Mae is not a Consumer Reporting Agency under the FCRA

In Zabriskie v. Fannie Mae, Nos. 17-15807, 17-16000, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 30147, at *14-17 (9th Cir. Oct. 8, 2019), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that Fannie Mae is not a consumer reporting agency.  The facts…

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California Appellate Tracker

City of San Juan Capistrano v. California Public Utilities Commission

Under City of South Lake Tahoe v. California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (9th Cir. 1980) 625 F.2d 231, 233 and its progeny, a state’s political subdivisions lack standing to challenge a state statute on constitutional grounds in federal court.  That rule applies to as-applied as well as facial challenges to state statutes.  Also, since the PUC is an arm of…

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Severson & Werson is proud to be part of Ford’s Second Annual Global Day of Service

Yesterday we joined 90 other law firms in eight countries as we all give back to our respective communities through service projects. Thank you to Hogan Lovells for hosting the San Francisco event! And thank you UnitedWayDHC for helping coordinate…

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