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Financial Services Weekly News - May 2017

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Editor's Note - In This Issue. The Senate confirmed Jay Clayton as the new chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released its final handbook for...more

D.C. District Court Dismisses Cybersecurity Suit Against The IRS

by King & Spalding on

On November 2, 2016, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a class action cybersecurity lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for lack of standing and failure...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - August 2016 #2

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - GMO labeling bill enacted into federal law. On July 29, President Barack...more

Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Finding of Consumer Fraud Act Violation in Sales Tax Overcollection Case

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed a finding for a plaintiff individual, upholding the circuit court’s conclusion that defendant Sears, Roebuck and Co. (Sears) violated the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business...more

European Court of Justice Rules that a Scottish Law Establishing Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcoholic Drinks May Violate EU Law

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 23 December 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) – Europe’s highest court – ruled that a Scottish law establishing minimum unit pricing for alcoholic drinks may violate European Union law. The case...more

Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of “Predominance” Class: The Long Arm of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act Does Not Reach...

by Carlton Fields on

In 2012, California resident Ronald Perras brought suit in federal district court against H&R Block and its affiliates (H&R), which are headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Perras alleged that H&R violated the Missouri...more

Focus on Tax Controversy and Litigation - Supreme Court Decides Maryland v. Wynne and Rules that Maryland Tax Scheme Is...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In This Issue: - Maryland’s Tax Scheme Ruled Unconstitutional - “FTC Generator” Case Update - FSA Rules that Equitable Disgorgement May be Deductible Expense - District Court Upholds Attorney Client...more

Second Circuit Rules FDCPA Does Not Require Disclosure of Settlement’s Tax Consequences

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) does not require a debt collector to disclose the possible tax consequences of a debtor’s acceptance of a...more

CFPB Files Amicus Brief Regarding TILA’s Definition of “Consumer Credit”

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In its most recent amicus brief, filed with the Fifth Circuit on April 9, 2015 in Billings v. Propel Financial Services, LLC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) argues that entities who lend consumers money to...more

CFPB files amicus brief in Fifth Circuit TILA case

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has filed an amicus brief in Billings v. Propel Financial Services, LLC, a case on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The issue in the case is whether a private lender extends“consumer credit”...more

Illinois Retailers Beware: Class Action Complaint Filed Against Grocer for Collecting Illinois Sales Tax on Manufacturers’ Coupons...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

A class action complaint was filed in federal court last week against New Albertson’s, Inc. the operator of the Jewel-Osco grocery chain, alleging failure to deduct manufacturers’ coupons from the tax base on which sales tax...more

Antitrust Claims Survive Motions to Dismiss in the New Jersey Tax Lien Bid-Rigging Class Action

The plaintiffs’ antitrust claims in the New Jersey municipal tax lien auction bid-rigging class action may proceed, the federal judge presiding over the litigation has ruled. New Jersey municipalities hold public...more

Long v. Dell and its Decoding of Rhode Island Consumer Protection Law

By erroneously taxing its Rhode Island customers for computer-related maintenance services, Dell, Inc. has triggered a decade of litigation and breathed life into what otherwise has been Rhode Island’s mostly underdeveloped...more

Advertising Law

FTC Settles With ADT Over Deceptive Endorsements - Don’t believe everything you see on TV or read on the Internet – at least not from ADT Security Systems. According to an administrative complaint filed by the...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Scope of Act 6 Is Limited to Loans or Use of Money

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

For the first time, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has addressed the important issue of whether, and to what extent, Pennsylvania's Loan Interest and Protection Law (Act 6) may be used as the basis for claims that do not...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Class Certification in Consumer Financial Services Case

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously reaffirmed the principle that consumer claims requiring fact-intensive, individualized inquiries are not amenable to class certification. In Basile v. H&R Block, Inc., decided on...more

How long does the IRS have to collect taxes owed?

by George Bourguignon on

If you have an outstanding tax debt and are curious if it can still be collected or if you want to know more about how long the IRS has to collect a tax, then you may want to take a look at this post! Contact: George E....more

Liberalisering af det danske spillemarked

by Kristian Dreyer on

Liberalisering af det danske spillemarked (online casino, poker m.v.) med ikrafttræden 2012....more

Appellate Victory Puts an End to Sales Tax Class Action Litigation in California

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Over the past four years in California alone, consumers have brought more than eighty class actions alleging that retailers collected sales taxes on exempt items. Yesterday, the California Court of Appeal dealt what should be...more

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