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Cybersecurity & Nonprofits: A Matter of Time?

The ever increasing cyber-attacks and data breaches targeting the private sector and government agencies, and the increased focus on cybersecurity plans and preparedness, may seem like remote risks for nonprofit...more

Regulators' Actions Against Charities that Swindled $187 Million from Donors Serve as Compliance Reminder

On May 18, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 58 agencies from all 50 states and the District of Columbia filed a complaint charging four cancer charities and the individuals controlling them with allegedly...more

CFPB praises FICO announcement on credit score sharing

The CFPB has praised an announcement by FICO that it will make credit scores available to financially struggling consumers through nonprofit credit and financial counseling organizations as “a step in the right direction”...more

Legal Issues in Cause-Related Marketing

Cause-related marketing is frequently used by businesses to bolster sales, improve brand reputation, and improve public relations. Under the laws of a number of states, when a business advertises that it will make a...more

A Moment of Simple Justice - The ABA's Priorities [Video]

Mar. 9, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Is the American Bar Association doing harm to young lawyers by focusing on access to justice issues? Scott wonders if the ABA even cares....more

Ninth Circuit and Massachusetts Superior Court Release Important Antitrust Decisions

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and a Massachusetts Superior Court each recently released decisions dealing with alleged violations of antitrust prohibitions that implicate a number of important issues surrounding health...more

FFIEC Recommends Financial Institutions Join Information Sharing Forum to Mitigate Cyber Risks

On November 3, the FFIEC released its observations from a cybersecurity assessment of more than 500 institutions, and recommended that all regulated financial institutions participate in the Financial Services Information...more

CFPB Eases Some of the Requirements Under the Dodd-Frank Act Mortgage Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has issued a final rule easing some of the requirements on creditors under the Dodd-Frank Act mortgage rules. The most significant change for most creditors is the addition of...more

CFPB Finalizes Qualified Mortgage Points & Fees Cure

On October 22, the CFPB finalized targeted amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act mortgage rules that took effect in January 2014. The amendments include...more

SPECIAL ALERT: CFPB Finalizes Points-And-Fees Cure And Other Mortgage Rule Amendments

Last week, the CFPB finalized an important amendment to its ATR / QM Rule that provides a mechanism for curing points-and-fees overages on qualified mortgage (“QM”) loans, as well as more minor amendments to its mortgage...more

Rules Creating Exemptions to the ATR Rule Finalized

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently finalized rules that modified and created specific exemptions to the CFPB’s Ability-to-Repay Rule. The rules have three main effects....more

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program discharges any remaining debt after 10 years of full-time employment in public service. The borrower must have made 120 payments as part of the Direct Loan program in order...more

Rotary KSS Semineri Düzenledi

Rotary tarafindan düzenlenen Anadolu’daki KOBI’lere Kurumsal Sosyal Sorumluluk (KSS) seminerine katilan Av. Ulya Selçuk, son yillarda iyilik yapan sirket veya ülkelerin kazanmaya basladigini söyledi....more

UNDP and ROTARY alongside SMES from Antalya

UNDP and ROTARY alongside SMES from Antalya - by Faik Uyanik UNDP and Rotary’s “Corporate Responsibility for a Sustainably Competitive Turkey Project” seminars...more

Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert: Cause Marketing Targeted By New York Attorney General

This past June, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman went to court to shut down the “Coalition Against Breast Cancer,” which he characterized as a “sham charity that fraudulently raised millions of dollars under...more

Memo written by Judge Jenneman from Middle District of FL Bankruptcy Court

UST filed Motion to Disgorge Fees in Ch 7 (Middle District of Florida, Orlando). Hearing was held and attached is Memo which accompanied Judge Jenneman's ruling denying the UST's Motion. There was a third case in front of...more

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