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Information Security and Privacy Group News: Cybersecurity Conference Essential Take-Aways Government, Industry and Legal...

Representatives of Connecticut businesses and corporations, educational institutions, and state and local government attended Murtha Cullina’s March 2016 Cybersecurity Conference at the Quinnipiac University School of Law....more

Financial Services Weekly News - March 2016

Regulatory Developments - CFPB Now Accepting Complaints on Online Marketplace Lenders - On March 7, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced two initiatives: it will now accept complaints from...more

CFPB issues guide on pension payouts

The CFPB has issued a guide that is intended to assist near-retirees with private sector payment plans in deciding whether to choose monthly payments or a lump-sum payout. The guide includes a series of questions for...more

CFPB Releases Retirement Tool

On November 12th, 2015 the CFPB released “Planning for Retirement,” an interactive, online tool designed to help consumers decide when to claim social security....more

How to Protect Your Deceased Loved Ones From Identity Theft

We've all been warned about protecting ourselves from identity theft, but one group of victims can't take action to protect themselves—the dead. Identity thieves steal the identities of more than 2 million deceased Americans...more

Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - June 2015

In This Issue: - Demographics = Destiny - It's (Very) Expensive - Make Planning a Priority - How to Shop for Long-Term Care Policies - Buyer Beware - Excerpt from Introduction: Looking Ahead: Preparing for...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2014

In This Issue: - October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month - New California Data Protection Law - Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order - FTC Cautions Executives About Personal Liability for False...more

The Lehman Client Money Litigation

When it was placed into administration on the morning of 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) ("LBIE") could account for approximately $2.16 billion of money in its segregated client...more

Advertising Law - September 2014

Complimentary TCPA Update Webinar: The Year in Review and What Lies Ahead - One year has passed since the implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s revised Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules....more

The enforceability of a trust accounting clause’s failure-to-object provision (the non-judicial settlement of trustees’ accounts)

It is common for the accounting clause of an inter vivos trust instrument to contain a provision along the lines of the following: “The written approval of such an account by the person or persons thus entitled to such...more

CFPB Clarifies Heirs, Divorcees and Estate Planning Transferees Are Not Subject to Ability-to-Repay Rules

The CFPB issued an interpretive rule to clarify that when a borrower dies, the name of the borrower’s heir generally may be added to the mortgage without triggering the Bureau’s Ability-to-Repay rule. This clarification will...more

"Insights" Newsletter - Spring 2014

In this issue: - Supply Chain Finance as the "New Normal" - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Implements Regulations for Covered Mortgage Loans - Arbitration Guidelines - Navigating Foreclosure...more

Recent Court Decisions Concerning Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Can Assist Insurers in Defending Regulatory Audits and Future...

Perhaps the most significant litigation, regulatory and compliance issues facing life insurance companies can be found in the unclaimed property audits, multi-state regulatory settlements and class action lawsuits surrounding...more

Elder Financial Abuse: Prevention and Remedies

I have written about elder financial abuse, and I will keep writing about it until stops. It is unfathomable to me that schemes to defraud the elderly are so pervasive. These seniors are attractive targets for financial...more

Will the CFPB Take on the Regulation of Retirement Savings Plans?

According to a recent Bloomberg report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering whether it should take a role in helping Americans manage their retirement savings. CFPB Director Richard Cordray told a...more

CFPB considering role in consumer investment arena

According to media reports, CFPB Director Cordray has indicated that the Bureau is considering whether it should take on a role in helping consumers manage their retirement investments and looking at its authority in this...more

New York Partnership to Improve Access to Legal Services for Seniors, the Disabled

New York Partnership to Improve Access to Legal Services for Seniors, the Disabled New York State officials have announced a partnership between the State Office for the Aging, the State Office of Court Administration and...more

Unlike a Ponzi victim, the only one left in a Tontine is sitting pretty.

In a Ponzi scheme, the last man loses. In a Tontine, on the other hand, the last man wins, like musical chairs. Here is a link to Charles E. Rounds, Jr.’s article on the common law aspects of the Madoff Ponzi scheme: ...more

Elder Financial Abuse

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is involved in providing financial protection against elder abuse; indeed, it is specifically tasked with that responsibility. The Bureau's Office of Older Americans is charged by the...more

Turbervilles Private Client Newsletter - Winter 2011

Welcome to our Winter Newsletter. In this edition, we report on why people are starting to record their internet and computer passwords in their wills. A woman injured while having her hair coloured in a salon is...more

Living Trust Seminars and annuity sales

Should you attend that living trust seminar? They'll buy you a free lunch! Think about your privacy issues, whether their goals and yours are the same... and whether that lunch is not free after all. ...more

How to Pick an Asset Protection Lawyer - Due Dilligence Questions

Article with key due diligence questions to help consumers and their advisors determine exactly who and what an Asset Protection planner is, how to avoid amateurs and common mistakes and how to pick the best help in a complex...more

"Seniors Beware!"

Recently the folks at a local newspaper forwarded to me a letter they received from a gentleman identifying himself as “a senior citizen, over 75”. The letter was entitled “Seniors Beware.” The writer...more

UPWords- May 2011- Prepaid Discount Vouchers: The Not-So-Final Frontier

The biggest challenge for unclaimed property practitioners is determining how new forms of property fit into unclaimed property laws. Recent technological and entrepreneurial innovations continue to challenge historic...more

Bankruptcy in Retirement - Protecting Your 401(k), IRA, and Pension

People needing to file bankruptcy after retirement happens more often than one might think. Often one of the causes leading to the bankruptcy is not only the retired person’s financial situation but the financial...more

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