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THE LATEST: FTC Files Complaint Against Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board

by McDermott Will & Emery on

This week, the Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board (LREAB). This complaint is the FTC’s first against a state licensing board since it prevailed in the...more

Buyer Beware – Know Before You Wire: FTC and NAR Warn Home Buyers on Closing Costs Wire Transfer Phishing Scams

In a recent blog post on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer Information blog, the FTC warned home buyers of an e-mail and wire transfer phishing scam in which hackers pose as real estate professionals or title...more

FTC’s New Interpretation of Hart-Scott-Rodino Investment Property Exemption May Disrupt Industries Structured Around Prior...

by Saul Ewing LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition Premerger Notification Staff has announced that Hart-Scott-Rodino Rule 802.5 (the “investment rental property exemption”) will no longer be available if the buyer...more

New Circular to Relax the Filing Process for Foreign-Invested Real Estate Enterprises

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In June 2014, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) jointly promulgated the Circular Concerning Improvement of Filing Process for Foreign Invested Real Estate...more

Whalen: Too Much Regulation Caused JP Morgan $2 Billion Loss

by Bloomberg Law on

May 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Last week JP Morgan Chase acknowledged a trading loss of at least $2 billion, fueling calls by some observers for more regulation of financial institutions. Chris Whalen, a Senior Managing Director...more

Restrictive Website Rules Found to Be Anticompetitive

by Michelle Taylon on

In Realcomp II, Ltd. v. FTC, the Sixth Circuit upheld the Federal Trade Commission's conclusion that Realcomp, a Detroit area multiple listing service, violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by adopting rules...more

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