ABA Takes FTC To Court Over Red Flags Rule

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 4:22 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association has taken its fight against the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule to federal court, filing suit Thursday in a bid to have the proposed rule declared unlawful.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claims that the FTC is “attempting to exceed its statutory authority by now seeking to enforce its Red Flags Rule, a rule designed to prevent identity theft, against the legal profession.”

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