The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA): Recap and What to Expect in 2014
Polsinelli Podcast - The State of Bank Deals in 2014
Thomson Reuters Session 2: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Thomson Reuters Session 1: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 66, Visit with Virna De Palma from TRACE
Did the IRS Just Help or Hurt the Bitcoin Economy?
Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 43, Interview with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 42, Interview with Patrick Taylor of Oversight Systems on Transaction Monitoring
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues
New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations
Highlights from the Oral Argument in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
Episode 41-Interview with John Champion, leadership lessons from Captain Kirk
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 40, Interview with Adam Turteltaub
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 3-Interview with Marie Patterson, Vice President of Marketing for Hiperos
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that a debtor may not provide the “prior express consent” required by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for autodialed collection calls to be made...more
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In this issue:
- FTC Seeks Comment on Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rules
- Ink Still Drying on Supreme Court's Lexmark Decision
- FTC says Weak Disclosures? Special Effects, Too? Nissan's on the Dark...more
We recently reported that the CFPB had issued its first Annual Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Report which provided statistical information for FOIA requests the CFPB received in FY 2013. It turns out that one of those...more
In Buonomo v. Optimum Outcomes, Inc., No. 13-cv-5274 (N.D. Ill. March 17, 2014), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted a partial motion to strike class action allegations alleging...more
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We have written recently about the stepped-up scrutiny that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are placing on for-profit education and related marketing. The opening...more
The Arkansas Securities Department (Department) recently amended provisions to the Rules of the Fair Mortgage Lending Act (Rules) that became effective on February 9, 2014. The new Rules concern the licensing of loan officers...more
Sounding a cautionary note to the hypercompetitive credit report resale and monitoring industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a reseller’s statements on its website and in television...more
District Court Finds Consent a Valid Defense to TCPA Claims, Even When Customer Had Provided Phone Number Ten Years Before Autodialed Call -
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The for-profit educational giant ITT Educational Services, Inc., recently revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it is the target of anticipated legal action from the Consumer Financial...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are intensifying their regulatory and enforcement focus on proprietary schools and third-party marketing companies.
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The United States District Court for the Central District of California denied a motion to dismiss brought by a target of the CFPB’s enforcement powers. In August 2013, the CFPB filed a complaint against a debt relief-service...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced last week that it had entered into proposed consent orders with nine auto dealers in six states that were charged with deceptive advertising in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act....more
In this issue:
- Will Consumers, or Plaintiffs, Cheer GMO-Free Cheerios?
- "Patent Troll" Reform Bills Moving through Congress
- Holiday Discounts: When Pricing Laws Attack
- CFPB Examines...more
If you are using social media to attract and interact with customers, you should review the recent supervisory guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). The guidance, titled “Social Media:...more
On December 11, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued final guidance for financial institutions relating to their use of social media (the “Guidance”). With its release, the FFIEC adopts...more
We have been dealing with a number of issues related to mobile payments and data protection.
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On December 11, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”), on behalf of its members (the OCC, FRB, FDIC, NCUA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”)), released final guidance...more
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On December 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a set of parens patriae suits filed by the Mississippi Attorney General (AG) against credit card issuers is not subject to federal jurisdiction under...more
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