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Lenity, Chevron Deference And Consumer Protection Laws

Several federal statutes, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”), the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) permit the government to seek either civil or...more

Intimate Images & Cyberbullying – Assessing The Canadian Response

Earlier this week, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-13, Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. The proposed legislation covers a lot of ground, including the introduction of a suite of new investigation powers...more

FinCEN: Accountant and Elder Abuse

We have been keeping track of FinCEN's SAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips & Issues virtually from its inception. In its just issued May 2013 report, FinCEN provides new information regarding two areas of importance: 1)...more

Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending March 15, 2013

Legal links of interest for the week ending March 15, 2013 Friday, March 15, 2013 by Steven J. Getman, Esq. Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past...more

Reid-Kyl Bill Would Legalize Online Poker at Federal Level

A draft of the online poker bill that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) plan to introduce was released this week. The bill, known as the “Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and...more

Money Laundering and Regulatory Enforcement Risks for Non-Banks

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

InfoBytes, March 16, 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

Topics In This Issue: Federal Issues; State Issues; Courts; Firm News; Mortgages; Banking; Consumer Finance; E-Commerce; and, Criminal Enforcement. ...more

InfoBytes, March 9, 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

Topics In This Issue • Federal Issues • State Issues • Courts • Firm News • Mortgages • Banking • Consumer Finance • Litigation • Criminal Enforcement Excerpt From Federal...more

InfoBytes, February 13, 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

Topics In This Issue Federal Issues State Issues Courts Firm News Firm Publications Mortgages Banking Consumer...more

InfoBytes, February 8, 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

Topics In This Issue Federal Issues State Issues Courts Miscellany Firm News Firm Publications Mortgages Banking Consumer...more

New Mexico Ignition Interlock - Informational Flyer

Arrested for DWI in New Mexico? How to get your Ignition Interlock License....more

InfoBytes, December 2, 2011 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry

Topics In This Issue: • Federal Issues • State Issues • Courts • Miscellany • Firm News • Mortgages • Banking • Consumer Finance • Securities • Litigation • e-Financial Services • Credit Cards •...more

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Law 1053 Human Rights Study Log

This is an ongoing informal project for my human rights module, it will be accompanied by a short essay for the purposes of coursework submission. The first part will be completed in the first term and in the second term this...more

Employment Law Commentary - Volume 24, No. 03 - March 2011

In this issue: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance: Encouraging Employee Participation and Cooperation to Avoid Whistleblower Claims; The Employer-Employee Relationship in a Post Dodd Frank World; The Purpose of a Good...more

InfoBytes, March 11, 2011 - Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry

Topics In This Issue • Federal Issues • Courts • Firm News • Miscellany • Mortgages • Banking • Consumer Finance • Litigation • Criminal Enforcement Action Excerpt from "Federal Issues" CFPB...more

InfoBytes, March 4, 2011 - Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry

Topics In This Issue • Federal Issues • Courts • Firm News • Miscellany • Mortgages • Consumer Finance • Litigation • Criminal Enforcement Action Excerpt from "Federal Issues" Federal Reserve...more

InfoBytes, February 11, 2011 - Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry

Topics In This Issue • Federal Issues • Firm News • Miscellany • Mortgages • Banking • Consumer Finance • Criminal Enforcement Action Excerpt from "Federal Issues" Federal Reserve Board Announces...more

FDA Publicly Releases Guidelines for Park Prosecutions Following FOIA Appeals

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

InfoBytes, January 28, 2011 - Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry

Topics In This Issue • Federal Issues • State Issues • Courts • Firm News • Miscellany • Mortgages • Banking • Consumer Finance • Litigation • Criminal Enforcement Action Excerpt from "Federal...more

InfoBytes, January 14, 2011 - Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry

Topics In This Issue • Federal Issues • Courts • Firm News • Miscellany • Mortgages • Banking • Consumer Finance • Litigation • E-Financial Services • Criminal Enforcement Action Excerpt from...more

SEC’s Proposed Whistleblower Rules Will Eviscerate Compliance Programs

Last month, I wrote about California’s whistleblower hotline in this post. In early November, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules for implementing the whistleblower provisions of Section 21F of the...more

SEC Issues Proposed Rules for Whistleblower Program under Dodd-Frank Act

On November 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules for implementing the whistleblower provisions added to Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more

InfoBytes, October 29, 2010 - Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry

Topics In This Issue • Federal Issues • State Issues • Courts • Firm News • Mortgages • Consumer Finance • Litigation • Criminal Enforcement Action Excerpt from "Federal Issues" FTC Defers...more

Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act

In reviewing the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), we found two very different sections worthy of brief note. *Small Issuers exempted from auditor certificates...more

White Collar Defense Alert: Criminal Provisions in the Wall Street Reform Act

Today, the Senate passed, by a 60-39 vote, new financial reform legislation that includes a number of new criminal provisions that impact the derivatives market, secondary swaps and commodity swaps, ratings agencies,...more

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