In the News Today - November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016
  • Campaign Watchdog Weighs in on Sen. Graham's Contributions from Thornton Law Firm: Asked why he thought Sen. Lindsey Graham has not yet joined the more than 19 elected officials who have returned political contributions to the embattled Boston-based asbestos plaintiffs' firm, Thornton Law Firm, Brendan Fisher, associate counsel for the Campaign Legal Center said that politician"Lindsey Graham may know the FEC takes a very long time to resolve cases.” Graham has said he will return the contributions if they are found to be illegal. (Palmetto Business Daily

  • Some State Regulators Plan to Step Up Enforcement of Financial Regulations Under Trump: With many expecting the incoming Trump administration to dial back on his predecessor’s enforcement of financial regulations, attorneys general and financial regulators from states like New York, California and Massachusetts are expected to step in where they can to regulate financial markets. (Law360)

  • Hershey’s Scoffs at Class Action Over Amount of Kisses in Bag: Plaintiff Christopher Huppert filed a class action against Hershey’s claiming that “some bags of Hershey’s Kisses contain less than 12 ounces of candy but are sold for the same price as the 12 ounce classic bag of milk chocolate Kisses.” Hershey’s has said “there is no merit to this suit.” (Forbes/Legal Newsline)