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Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
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Jennifer Abril on The Story of Fragrances
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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Minimum Standards for Prioritization and Handling Borrower Files Subject to Imminent Foreclosure Sale for all OCC Regulated Banks.
The OCC guidance is significant because it...more
CLASS ACTION FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AFTER BENCH TRIAL AWARDING $203 MILLION TO WELLS FARGO'S CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS.
A California judge ordered Wells Fargo to pay California customers $203 after finding that...more
Senator Elizabeth Warren Pushes Feds For Answer On Big Bank Enforcement
WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised the stakes of her quest to find out why a single Wall Street bank has not been prosecuted in the...more
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
ROBO-LITIGATION Re: Attorney Misconduct at Foreclosure Mills
The scale of attorney malfeasance in connection with the foreclosure crisis is
enormous. Whether attorneys knowingly filed false documents or simply failed to...more
NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER (NCLS)
Banks Raking In Billions In Profits From Overdraft Fees
The notion behind an overdraft fee — in which a bank customer is charged a penalty for overdrafting his account — is twofold:...more
The FDIC has scheduled the following three free teleconferences on the CFPB’s new mortgage-related rules for officers and employees of FDIC-supervised institutions...
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
Under existing law, the Nevada Gaming Commission and the State Gaming Control Board are required to perform various acts relating to the regulation and control of gaming. (NRS 463.140)...more
The New Jersey DGE regulations on fantasy sports games (N.J.A.C. 13:69 P ) can be found at: http://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/temporaryorders.html
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a consumer-protection law firm, today announced that it has been named interim lead counsel in a price-fixing class-action lawsuit brought against several online travel sites including...more
An act to add Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 19990) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling.
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
Senate Bill No. 678, as introduced, Correa, February 22,...more
I. Who Are You? (And, do you really want to know?)
II. You Are What You … (If I think about a pizza all day long do I become a pizza?)
D. Measuring (Or, Standardized test scores as a...more
The CFPB is the new regulator on the block. Republicans in Congress continue to try to strangle the CFPB from exercising its legal authorities. The re-election of President Obama ensured that the CFPB will continue to...more
Hawaii SB768: Bill for an Act relating to Internet Gaming.
"BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
The legislature finds that internet wagering on games of chance and...more
In this LEVICK Daily video interview, we discuss what’s next from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with Joe Lynyak, a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. From a still-evolving regulatory examination...more
The message–that’s what I’m talking about–who’s gonna get the message sent to them first?
Data breaches, hacking, and privacy are one of the biggest news stories since 2011 and there is no sign that will be changing...more
An analysis of how to avoid and/or contain potential fair lending liability when acquiring a bank. Written by Frances Floriano Goins, Richik Sarkar, and Gregory Stein....more
On December 20, 2012, President Obama signed H.R. Bill 4367, which became effective upon his signing of the bill, and which eliminates the mandatory requirement that signage be placed on the exterior of Automated Teller...more
It’s no surprise that people trust online reviews from consumers more than traditional advertisements. After all, advertisements are created by the company selling a product of service, whereas third party reviews are by...more
In this LEVICK Daily video interview, we discuss the release of the new documentary The Story of Fragrances with Jennifer Abril, President of the International Fragrance Association North America. Not just perfumes and...more
In the video, Robert Brownstone, co-chair of Fenwick’s Electronic Information Management Group, describes how the world of data security impacts every organization regardless of size. He identifies three main areas of...more
A family office is, generally, a professional organization that is wholly-owned by clients in a family and is exclusively controlled (directly or indirectly) by one or more members of a family and/or entities controlled by a...more
New Jersey Internet Gaming Draft Bill -- Sponsored by Assemblymen BURZICHELLI, PRIETO, and RAMOS, JR.
"AN ACT authorizing Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos under certain circumstances and amending and supplementing...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
The Consumer Law Reform Bill will introduce a prohibition on making unsubstantiated claims into the Fair Trading Act. In practice, this means that all claims about your products (that a reasonable person would expect to be...more
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