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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
#Badidea: JPMorgan Chase Stumbles on Twitter -
JPMorgan Chase’s recent activity on Twitter provides an example of the need for financial institutions to use caution when using social media....more
In This Issue:
Beltway Report; Bureau Report; Privacy Report; Mobile Payments Report; Mortgage Report; Operations Report; Preemption Report; Arbitration Report; and TCPA Report.
Excerpt from Beltway Report:...more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement of its first enforcement action under its Mortgage Acts and Practices - Advertising Final Rule (MAPR)....more
On June 27, the FTC announced that a mortgage broker will pay a $7.5 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and Mortgage Acts and Practices – Advertising Rule (MAP...more
On Thursday, June 27, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that Mortgage Investors Corporation of Ohio, Inc. (“Mortgage Investors”) will pay a $7.5 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the...more
In This Issue:
- FEDERAL ISSUES
- STATE ISSUES
- FIRM NEWS
- CONSUMER FINANCE
- PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY
- Excerpt from Consumer...more
The CFPB continues to use its enforcement power on service providers, including companies involved in advertising and marketing and lead generation
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") announced it...more
The CFPB announced that on December 3, 2012, it filed a second action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeking to shut down an alleged mortgage modification scam....more
On November 19, the CFPB announced that it issued warning letters to about a dozen nonbank mortgage lenders and brokers regarding advertisements targeted towards older Americans and veterans that may violate the Mortgage Acts...more
The CFPB, in partnership with the FTC, is issuing warning letters to approximately a dozen mortgage lenders and mortgage brokers advising them to clean up potentially misleading advertisements, particularly those targeted...more
The CFPB and FTC announced that they have sent warning letters to mortgage advertisers urging them to review their marketing materials to ensure that they comply with the Mortgage Acts and Practices-Advertising Rule...more
On November 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that they have launched a new coordinated effort to protect consumers, focusing on mortgage advertisements that they...more
In This Issue:
- Tax Law: Important Tax Developments From the First Quarter of 2012...Page 1
- Alert for Trademark Owners: Trademark Monitoring and Registration Scams...Page 2
- Excerpt from Important Tax...more
On July 2, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it obtained a $2.6 million judgment against three defendants for failing to provide mortgage modification services after collecting upfront fees from borrowers. The...more
The Federal Trade Commission has obtained an order from the federal court for the Central District of California for a preliminary injunction and asset freeze against all the defendants in an alleged mortgage modification...more
Every cent counts these days. And it is no wonder that scam programs are on the rise, including many socalled mortgage relief companies that promise to reduce your mortgage but deliver nothing. Of late the FTC has taken...more
The FTC recently issued the Mortgage Acts and Practices – Advertising Final Rule. This rule is the FTC’s response to a congressional directive to address unfair or deceptive acts in the mortgage loan industry. Briefly, the...more
Scammers are targeting homeowners having trouble paying their mortgages!
Some scammers claim to be able to "rescue" homeowners from foreclosures, while others promise loan modifications for a fee. The Federal Trade...more
During the second half of 2010, there has been a great deal of federal and state activity touching on credit counseling and debt services, including: new rules for debt relief services under the Federal Trade Commission’s...more
On November 19, 2010, at the White House, with Vice President Biden at the podium, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) announced its long-expected Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (“MARS”) Rule (the “MARS Rule”)....more