Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more
Bill 15, introduced in the Ontario Legislature on July 15, 2014, is a combination of two earlier bills which died with the spring election call.
It is divided into 5 areas, being amendments to the Consumer Protection...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
Senate to vote on TRIA reauthorization bill, Federal Reserve Membership -
This week, the Senate is expected to consider a bill (S. 2244) that would reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance...more
The New York State Senate is considering passing Bill No. 4326 which seeks to address an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse by requiring insurers to provide in-patient treatment to addicts. Publicity over the...more
Concerns that minimum leverage and risk-based capital requirements required under section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Act would be applied to insurance companies have been addressed in S. 2270, sponsored by Susan Collins (R-ME),...more
On March 21, President Obama signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013, which includes several provisions impacting previously enacted mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements. The bill, among...more
Devoted to exploring the progress of the modernization of the insurance industry, FIO Focus provides information and insights about the organizations and issues that are driving change and influencing the future of the...more
SENATE VOTE ON FED CHAIR EXPECTED THIS WEEK -
The Senate is expected to hold a vote on the confirmation of Ms. Janet Yellen to be Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors this week. In addition to pushing for a...more
On November 19, 2013, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled "A General Overview of Disparate Impact Theory."
The hearing covered the use of disparate impact...more
After weeks of tense negotiations, Congress passed legislation on October 16, 2013 to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. As part of the deal, congressional leaders agreed to establish a conference to...more
Congressional sources indicate, however, that a deal might not come together politically until very close to the October 17 - 18 deadline at which Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has warned Congress that, absent additional...more
On September 17, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg responded to a letter sent recently by Republican members of the House of Representatives, in which the members objected to the agency’s approach toward online lending and the...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
Terrorism Risk Insurance Reauthorization Gets Congress’ Attention -
Last week the House Financial Services Committee addressed the issue of reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance...more
In This Article:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more
The United States Congress has returned from its summer recess. On its first full day back in session, the U.S. House of Representatives passed (by a vote of 397-6) long-stalled legislation that would fundamentally alter the...more
With the change of government on the weekend, we are anticipating changes to the FOFA reforms. In the "Coalition's policy to boost productivity and reduce regulation" it states that it will implement all 16 recommendations...more
On July 15, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) released a discussion draft of a bill intended to improve the solvency of the FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI...more
This past spring, the insurance and banking lobbies created quite a stir in the water and fire damage mitigation and restoration industry....more
May 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Michael Greenberger, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that a new set of legislation making its way through the House of Representatives could...more
The recently published federal budget (titled “Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013”) included high level guidance regarding the Government’s priorities for the regulation of financial institutions, services and markets. The...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Leading the Past Week -
It was another busy week on the Hill and in the Administration, but it may have...more
March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Barry Ritholtz, CEO at Fusion IQ, and Tangent Capital Partners' Bob Rice talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the current state of the derivatives market and a recent initiative by ISDA to...more
Florida’s 2013 legislative session opened this week, beginning a 60-day trek to adjournment on May 3, unless extended. The state’s new 2013-2014 presiding legislative officers have endeavored to publicly present a coordinated...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter...more
The New York Times reported today that Governor Cuomo is proposing to spend $400 million to buy out owners of property to avoid a recurrence of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. I have to say that I have been persuaded...more
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