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Financial Services Weekly News - April 2016 #4

Regulatory Developments - Federal Banking Regulators Propose Net Stable Funding (Liquidity) Ratio - The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation…more
| Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Education, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

On Your Mark, Get Set, Build!

It has been nearly five years since Massachusetts legalized casino gambling, but the state is still without an operating resort casino. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, MGM Resorts International, and Wynn Resorts are all chomping at…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Construction Law, Indigenous Peoples, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Sun Capital Decision Implicates Private Company Investing

On March 28, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (the District Court) delivered a controversial opinion in Sun Capital Partners III, LP v. New England Teamsters & Trucking Industry Pension Fund (Sun…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Financial Services Weekly News - April 2016 #3

Regulatory Developments - FHFA Announces Principal Reduction Program for Struggling Underwater Homeowners - On April 14, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a new Principal Reduction Modification…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

New York and California Increase the Minimum Wage; New York and San Francisco Enact Paid Family Leave Laws

New York State Enacts Phased-In $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage - On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation enacting a statewide $15 per hour minimum wage plan. Under the legislation, New York’s minimum…more
| Labor & Employment Law

OCC Introduces Framework for Responsible Innovation

On March 31, 2016 the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a white paper setting forth its vision of responsible innovation, and signaling its increasing involvement in the financial technology (Fintech) space…more
| Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Stops Short of Bright-Line Rule Regarding Statistical Evidence in Class Actions

On March 22, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo. For those unfamiliar with the case, Tyson Foods is a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case that involved an alleged failure to pay overtime…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

FHFA Announces Program Changes to Aid Delinquent Borrowers

On April 14, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced two changes concerning its policies affecting delinquent mortgage loans: first, it announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer mortgage principal…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

FHA Announces Final Revisions to Loan-Level Certification Form

On March 15, 2016, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced final changes to its loan-level certification form, 92900-A HUD/VA Addendum to the Uniform Residential Loan Application. The announcement represents…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

CFPB Steps Up Scrutiny of FinTech Companies

On March 7, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will begin collecting complaints from consumers about online marketplace lenders, signaling its intention to increasingly regulate the evolving…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Alabama and Tennessee AGs Issue Opinions on Fantasy Sports

Alabama and Tennessee have become the most recent states to weigh in on the legality of daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests. Last week, the attorneys general of the two states issued opinions declaring such contests to be…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics

Financial Services Weekly News - April 2016 #2

Regulatory Developments - Cordray Testifies before Senate Banking Committee - On April 7, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray testified before the Senate Banking Committee during the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Register of Persons with Significant Control: A Guide for UK Companies

From 6 April 2016, UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are required to maintain a publicly available register of people with significant control (PSC Register). From 30 June 2016, the information on the PSC…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

CFTC Commissioner advocates minimal regulation of blockchain technology, letting private sector lead

On March 29, 2016, J. Christopher Giancarlo, the Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, spoke at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation 2016 Blockchain Symposium. His speech encouraged…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Payment Across Apps—and Borders

Digital currencies like Bitcoin seem tailor made for social peer-to-peer payment applications. Transactions denominated in or convertible to digital currency could be withdrawn and transmitted by users at virtually no cost—only…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology
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