Cox Smith

Client Alert: DOJ finds Texas Governor’s Executive Order Mandating E-Verify for State Agencies and State Contractors Violates Federal E-Verify Rules

History - On December 3, 2014, Governor Perry issued Executive Order RP-80, a mandate requiring all government agencies “under the direction of the governor to verify the eligibility of all current and prospective…more
| Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Government Contracting

Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Eligible for New Work Authorization Option in May

On February 24, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of work authorization eligibility to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants, who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Unclaimed Property Audits: Don’t cheat on escheat!

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has contracted with out of state third parties to perform unclaimed property audits on holders of property. National banks are subject to these reviews provided there is “reasonable…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Treatment of Unfunded Commitments under Basel III

On April 6, 2015 federal regulators issued a frequently asked questions list regarding the Basel III Regulatory Capital Rule. A link to this FAQ is here. This FAQ addresses, among other things, a question regarding when a loan…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

CFPB to Publicly Disclose Complaint Narratives Starting June 22, 2015

On March 24 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) published a final policy statement to provide guidance on how the CFPB plans to disclose publicly unstructured consumer complaint narrative data via its…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

CFPB Holds Hearing on Payday Loans and Releases Outline of Proposed Rules

At a field hearing in Richmond, Virginia today, Richard Cordray, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), announced that his agency is very near proposing payday lending rules. The CFPB released a…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

CFPB Signals Potentially Expanding Class Actions

Future CFPB regulations limiting the use of arbitration clauses in consumer financial reports seem likely in light of last week’s press release discussing the CFPB’s 782-page study finding that “arbitration clauses restrict…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Top Business Risks For Cloud Computing

As anyone who watches television knows, cloud computing is a term that is as ubiquitous as “scalable” and “software as a service.” The decision to utilize cloud technology offers many benefits. But for the business lawyer…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Prepaid Card Programs Take Another Regulatory Hit

Prepaid card programs seem to be under greatly increased regulatory scrutiny lately. In addition to the 870 page rule the CFPB recently proposed to regulate prepaid card programs, the FDIC also recently released guidance that…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Mortgage Loan Officer Status Clarified by U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has concluded that interpretations issued by a federal agency are not subject to rule-making processes, such as posting for comment. Thus, as a practical matter it upheld the interpretation —the latest in a…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Texas Legislature Gets in Gear

The biennial Texas Legislative Session started January 13. Two months later, they are now setting committee hearings other than finance ones. But Mondays and Fridays are still pretty much travel days. So, last Friday I traveled…more
| Construction Law, Education, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

CFPB Expected to Issue New Overdraft Rules in July 2015

New rules on overdraft protections and fees are a top regulatory priority for the CFPB this year. In its Fall 2014 Rulemaking Agenda, the CFPB noted that they were, “continuing to research overdraft services and considering…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Online Banking Alert: Registration For .bank gTLD Opening Soon

The much-anticipated <.bank> generic Top Level Domain (“gTLD”) may be available to verified members of the banking community as early as June 2015. <.bank> is being touted by the operator, fTLD Registry, LLC. (“fTLD”), as a…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Proposed Federal Data Security Breach Notification Law

If you watched President Obama’s State of the Union last week, you may have heard him briefly discuss the data security breach notification legislation he has recently proposed. Although the President spent only a little more…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

“You might be a deposit broker!”

I recently read the brokered deposits FAQ from the FDIC and was a wee bit surprised to find out that I might be a deposit broker. In fact, there were several categories of persons that might surprise you as well. You…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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