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BankinBits First Quarter Recap

The BankinBits blog, which discusses recent developments in the banking industry, has within the first quarter of 2014 addressed a diverse range of topics including banking services for the marijuana industry, the shuttering of…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate...

Tenth Circuit Clarifies When Trial Is Necessary To Determine Arbitrability

In a beautifully written opinion, the Tenth Circuit examined an under-used aspect of the Federal Arbitration Act this week: having a jury or court trial. Usually disputes about arbitrability can be determined on a motion akin to…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law &...

SEC’s OCIE Announces Cybersecurity Examinations Of Broker-Dealers And...

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, or OCIE, previously announced that its 2014 Examination Priorities included a focus on technology, including cybersecurity preparedness. OCIE has issued a Risk Alert…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science,...

Mandate Withheld In Conflicts Minerals Case

In a little known action, the Clerk of Court of the Unites States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an order in the conflicts minerals case to withhold issuance of a mandate until seven days after disposition…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities,...

Property Tax Appeals In Minnesota: Deadline For Petition Is April 30

Property owners should have already received their 2014 property tax statements from the county assessor. The tax statements will identify the assessor’s estimated market value for the owner’s property as of January 2, 2013, and…more

| Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

SEC Lays Out Road Map On Disclosure Reform

Keith F. Higgins, Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance, recently laid out the SEC staff’s approach to the much discussed disclosure reform initiative. Highlights are as follows..…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

New C&DIs Contemplate Intrastate Crowdfunded Offerings

This week the SEC released three new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) relating to Rule 147, which applies to securities that exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(11) of the Securities Act because…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance &...

Proposed Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Legislation

A bill has been introduced to bring public benefit corporations to Minnesota. The public benefit corporation is a relatively recent legal innovation that occupies a hybrid position between a traditional corporation and a…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Nonprofit Law

A Bad Turn For Reg A+ And Reg D?

SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar gave a speech to an annual conference of the North American Securities Administrators Association, otherwise known as NASAA. On the issue of Reg A+ preemption of state law, the Commissioner…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking,...

SEC Issues More FAQs On Conflict Minerals

The SEC has issued nine additional frequently asked questions, or FAQs, on the SEC’s conflict reporting rules. Some of the highlights are..…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, International Law &...

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