"Similarly, Google doesn’t have to ask the researchers whom it funds to write about public policy to turn in favourable articles. But it has funded, directly or indirectly, 329 such papers since 2005, according to the US-based Campaign for Accountability. More than a quarter of those funded directly by Google didn’t disclose the source of their money, according to the report."
Law360 wrote about our FOIA request to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about Clayton Homes.
Campaign for Accountability Seeks Answers from CFPB About Predatory Lending Practices of Berkshire Hathaway Subsidiary Clayton Homes
Campaign for Accountability filed a Freedom of Information Act Request with the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) to follow up on a Seattle Times/ Center for Public Integrity investigation into predatory lending practices of Clayton Homes, one of the nation’s largest mobile home sellers.
Company pays stipends of $5,000 to $400,000 for research supporting business practices that face regulatory scrutiny; a ‘wish list’ of topics.
Missouri Court to Consider CfA’s Petition to Unseal Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Divorce Records
On February 9, 2017, CfA announced the Circuit Court for the County of St. Louis has scheduled a hearing on CfA’s petition to unseal the divorce records of Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of the Department of Labor. On February 14, 2017, CfA Executive Director Daniel Stevens released a statement.