An Overview of the 2014 Class Action Survey
Update on Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Delaware Bankruptcy Court’s Decision in the Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. Bankruptcy Case
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
What do creditors need to know about litigation in state court and bankruptcy court?
The M&A Word of the Day™ from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Poison Pill
Can business partner disputes be defused? Can a client avoid expensive litigation?
The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Best Efforts
What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
Lamson Comments on Volcker Rule
Which types of employers are more susceptible to get sued?
The M&A Word of the Day™ from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Inversion
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Dealmaker's Dish: Corporate Dealmaker Update
The 2013 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
How can business owners manage legal risks?
What is at will employment law?
Lease Negotiations – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
Structuring an MLP Finance
Last week the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) obtained an unprecedented ruling when Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Dean Metry granted leave to name Craig Zucker in an administrative complaint against Maxfield and...more
California has been a haven for plaintiffs’ attorneys suing for ADA (American With Disabilities Act) violations because of existing law that provided up to $4000 in statutory damages, along with attorneys fees for every...more
Draft regulations regarding toxic substances in consumer products were issued for comment by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on July 27, 2012.
Referred to as the “Safer Consumer Product...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has investigations underway that span the full breadth of the Bureau’s enforcement authority over providers of financial products and services and their vendors. If your...more
In this presentation, FMC's Mark Evans discusses the current issues in the area of Securities Regulation, including whether or not to settle in the face of civil risk, and the protection of elderly investors.
On August 28, the CFPB announced several changes to its senior staff, including the departure of Leonard Chanin who has supervised all of the CFPB’s rulemakings as the Assistant Director for Regulations. Replacing Mr. Chanin...more
Companies often charge additional fees that increase the final cost of a product or service. In some industries, such as telecommunications and airlines, fees imposed by the government may be passed on to consumers.
Legislation was introduced in Congress August 2, 2012 that would prevent the Federal Reserve from designating nonbanks as systemically significant. This bill is significant, because it in effect prevents the Federal Reserve...more
The Justice Department takes a lot of flack from the business community for settling civil and criminal cases with large fines and penalties. The recent GlaxoSmithKline settlement of $3 billion underscored an important...more
This article by Victoria Holstein-Childress discusses the CFPB’s first enforcement action, announced July 18, 2012, which together with a parallel OCC enforcement action required a major bank to pay $210 million to settle...more
As discussed in our February 15, 2012, DechertOnPoint “Building Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Relationships,” a significant controversy has arisen as to whether supervised institutions providing privileged information...more
It is not hard to read the tea leaves when it comes to government criminal and civil enforcement programs. Prosecutors and regulators try to jawbone the industry into compliance by threatening criminal and/or civil...more
The Ontario government recently announced that it would be undertaking a review of the Condominium Act and public consultation with condominium community stakeholders, including owners, residents, developers and property...more
As the one-year anniversary of the start of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) approaches, look for a fundamental shift in press coverage about the Bureau, as information about its initial...more
On April 30, the CFPB announced the appointment of Stuart Ishimaru as Director of the CFPB’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). As we reported, the Dodd-Frank Act required the CFPB and various other federal...more
In 2002, the Legislature enacted AB 55 creating the victims of corporate fraud fund. Since the fund was created, it has collected about $15 million and nearly 800 claims have been submitted. In a devastating article...more
In This Presentation:
Statutory Authority for Bank Enforcement Powers
Section 8 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act
- 12 U.S.C.§1818 (termination/suspension of insurance, cease &...more
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches Supervision Program for Nonbanks
On January 5, 2012, the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
officially began the first federal nonbank supervision...more
The famous Thomas Edison once said “I shall make electricity so cheap that only the rich can afford to burn candles”. While we are still very far away from seeing Mr. Edison’s statement come to fruition, the provincial...more
Last fall, Franczek Radelet reported on the Department of Education’s increased regulations of the for-profit higher education industry. Other state and federal agencies have now joined in scrutinizing the recruitment and...more
The Federal Reserve Board took its first steps last week into the world of regulating savings and loan holding companies. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Office of Thrift Supervision,...more
Yesterday, Broc Romanek reported in his blog that the Securities and Exchange Commission staff has posted several new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations with respect to Say-on-Pay. In particular, I noted that the...more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised Ropes & Gray today that it has published its criteria for Park doctrine prosecutions of responsible corporate officers in its Regulatory Procedures Manual. Under United States v....more
On January 25, the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an open meeting to discuss, among other matters, whether to adopt rules to implement Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...more
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