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April 5, 2017

CFPB Updates – March 2015

CFPB Updates – March 2015 CFPB Report Claims Arbitration “Less Beneficial To Consumers” than Individual or Class Litigation, Foreshadows Attempt to Impose Restrictions in Future On March 10, Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau” or “CFPB”) presided over a Field Hearing on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses, discussing what he described as the […]

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April 5, 2017

Privacy Policies Going Digital: The CFPB’s Final Rule Ditches Requirement to Distribute Annual Paper Copies

Privacy Policies Going Digital: The CFPB’s Final Rule Ditches Requirement to Distribute Annual Paper Copies On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it had finalized a rule that alters the way that financial institutions provide privacy policies to their customers. Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (“GLBA”), financial institutions are […]

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April 5, 2017

Not All Recapitalizations Are Tax-Free

Not All Recapitalizations Are Tax-Free Code Section 368(a)(1)(E) generally allows a corporation to rejigger its debt and equity structure and then swap old interests for new interests with its stock and security holders, with no gain or loss to the current owners. A recent Legal Advice by Field Attorneys demonstrates an important limit to such […]

Opinions
April 1, 2017

Bipartisan Senate Legislation Introduced To Address Campus Sexual Assaults

Bipartisan Senate Legislation Introduced To Address Campus Sexual Assaults Yesterday, eight U.S. senators introduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, a bill that proposes to amend the Higher Education Act and the Clery Act to include new requirements for addressing sexual violence on campus, as well as financial penalties for noncompliance. This bill represents the […]

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April 1, 2017

Energy Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News – July 2014

Energy Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News – July 2014 In This Edition: – Leaders in the News – Washington Update – Event Highlights – Innovator Profile – Energy Navigator – Upcoming Events – Excerpt from Leaders in the News: Congratulations to Aspen Aerogels, a Massachusetts-based energy efficiency firm that designs and […]

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March 31, 2017

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC?

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC? On May 29, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the approval of the final orders for two U.S. companies, TES Franchising, LLC (“TES”) and American International Mailing, Inc. (“AIM”), settling complaints that the companies had engaged in deceptive trade practices in violation of Section 5 of […]

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March 28, 2017

FinCEN Issues Administrative Rulings on Virtual Currency Related to Miners and Investors

FinCEN Issues Administrative Rulings on Virtual Currency Related to Miners and Investors Prompted by requests, FinCEN published two administrative rulings on the application of its regulations requiring money services businesses to be registered under the Bank Secrecy Act. The first ruling, Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Virtual Currency Mining Operations, addressed whether certain methods of disposing […]

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March 27, 2017

CMS Provides More Time to Comment on MACRA Physician Payment Reforms

CMS Provides More Time to Comment on MACRA Physician Payment Reforms CMS has extended the comment period on its October 1, 2015 request for information (RFI) regarding implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and promotion of alternative payment models in accordance with MACRA. The comment period, which originally was scheduled to end on November […]

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March 26, 2017

Receiving the Benefit of the Bargain: Reconciling Judge King’s Class Certification Rulings in Forcellati and Caldera

Receiving the Benefit of the Bargain: Reconciling Judge King’s Class Certification Rulings in Forcellati and Caldera Within one week’s time, Judge George H. King, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, came down on opposite sides of the class certification coin, granting class certification in Forcellati v. Hyland’s, Inc., […]

Opinions
March 23, 2017

Also In The News – Health Headlines – August 2015 #2

Also In The News – Health Headlines – August 2015 #2 House Report Highlights Cybersecurity Concerns At The Department Of Health and Human Services – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce released a report revealing that five operating divisions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), including the […]

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