The American Bar Association is hoping for a speedy — and successful — end to its lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission, which is getting ready to impose identity theft rules on law firms and other businesses that extend credit.

Lawyers for the ABA filed for partial summary judgment on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The motion comes about a month after the ABA filed suit, arguing that the FTC has no authority to regulate the legal profession and that law firms do not qualify as “creditors” under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974.

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