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PLI’s “The CFPB Speaks” panel discussion

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Earlier yesterday, at the Practicing Law Institute’s (“PLI”) 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute in New York City, Alan Kaplinsky (who is co-chairing the event) moderated a panel entitled “The CFPB Speaks,” that...more

Tribally Affiliated Payday Lenders Can Use Tribal Sovereign Immunity as Defense to State Administrative Proceedings, Class Actions

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Two recent decisions provide support for the use of tribal sovereign immunity by tribally affiliated payday lenders as a defense to both state administrative proceedings and private class actions. In Everette v. Joshua...more

OMB and Federal Agencies Publish Final Rule on Grants and Cooperative Agreements

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On December 19, 2014, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 28 federal agencies published in the Federal Register a consolidated interim final rule to implement OMB’s December 2013 final guidance on...more

Senate holds nomination hearing for HUD Assistant Secretary

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Last Thursday afternoon, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs conducted a nomination hearing to interview San Antonio Housing Authority CEO Lourdes Castro Ramírez for the position of HUD Assistant...more

CFPB highlights collaboration with tribal governments

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A recent CFPB blog post warning Native Americans receiving payments from the settlement in Cobell v. Salazar that they could be targeted by scammers also highlights the CFPB’s collaboration with tribal governments....more

Native American tribal payday lending continues to spark debate

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Native American tribal payday lending is on the radar screens of the CFPB and the FTC, as reflected in recent comments from CFPB Director Richard Cordray and FTC Commissioner Julie Brill. More specifically, the agencies have...more

Glossary of Indian Tribal Finance Terminology

Introduction Discussions about borrowing money can be confusing. Bankers, lawyers and other industry professionals use terminology that is widely understood within the business but which is not a part of everyday...more

The 2012 IFC Performance Standard on Indigenous Peoples: What's the Fuss?

The new IFC Environmental and Social Performance Standards -- in particular, Performance Standard 7 on indigenous peoples -- present a range of management and operational challenges for certain companies. For the first...more

Gaming Legal News - July 13, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 21

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In This Issue: - INTRASTATE GAMING LEGISLATION UPDATE by Robert W. Stocker II - THE RINCON DECISION AND WHY IT MATTERS by Dennis J. Whittlesey - DETROIT CASINOS’ JUNE REVENUES INCREASE FROM SAME MONTH LAST...more

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