Statement of ABA President Lamm Re: FTC Appeal of Loss in Red Flags Litigation
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2010 — We are disappointed that the Federal Trade Commission has decided to appeal its loss of the Red Flags litigation in the District Court. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals resoundingly upheld the American Bar Association’s lower-court victory in 2005 against the commission in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley lawsuit, and we are anticipating no less a victory in this case.
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