US law and business press ~ House targeting frivolous lawsuits, federal suits against lenders, no California bar exam for certain attorneys

In Wednesday's US law and business press, Law.com features an AP report that House Republicans have pushed through legislation aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits.... The New York Law Journal reports on a Second US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that lenders who at closing charge home buyers marked-up fees for third-party services can be sued under federal law.... The Recorder reports that the CA State Bar Board of Governors has approved new rules allowing in-house counsel and legal services attorneys to practice in the state without taking the CA bar exam.... The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Pilot Air Freight Corp. has agreed to pay the government $112,000 to settle a criminal tax obstruction charge.... FindLaw's Writ carries Columbia law professor Michael C. Dorf's commentary asking whether justice for celebrity icons can truly be blind, as well as University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry's examination of the proposed new e-discovery rules.

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