Friday, July 24, 2009

ABA to Sue if FTC Won’t Exempt Lawyers from ID Theft Rules

Posted Jul 22, 2009, 05:10 pm CDT
By Martha Neil

The American Bar Association is prepared to sue if the Federal Trade Commission doesn't exempt attorneys from new regulations intended to safeguard against identity theft, ABA President H. Thomas Wells Jr. said.

Proskauer Rose will represent the ABA on a pro bono basis in the case if litigation becomes necessary, Wells tells Blog of Legal Times. The suit would be filed next week, presumably in federal court in Washington, D.C., if the FTC doesn't delay the scheduled Aug. 1 implementation of the new regs. More.

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