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Changes to Mortgage Servicing Rules - Blog: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Armed with some background on what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is and does (from my 11-11-14 blog entry), let’s dive directly into the issue of rules. For starters, let’s look into the CFPB’s new rules…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

(INFOGRAPHIC) Amalgamation of Interests - or How to Ensure You Wasted Time Setting Up Multiple Project Companies

There is a fairly customary practice in real estate development and construction intended to take advantage of the liability protections afforded by the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The practice is very…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 101 - The Basics of the CFPB

Let’s begin—honestly—by acknowledging that the very words, “the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” tend to make our eyes glaze over, whether you’re a supporter or opponent of the CFPB’s cause or work for an institution that’s…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Employment Law Update - Independent Contractors: The NLRB Refines its Standards

Whether an individual is classified as an independent contractor or an employee has significant legal implications, because most federal and state employment laws do not apply to independent contractors. Independent contractors…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Going Multijurisdictional - Laying the groundwork for shared business parks

It is a basic, universally accepted fact that in order for an area to win new recruitment projects—and in some cases retain expansions of an existing company facility that will be on a site other than its current location—that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

The Justice Department’s New Policy on Waiving Claims of Ineffective Counsel; What it Means for Carolina Courts

Recognizing that the “right to effective assistance of counsel is a core value” or our justice system, Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued a memo to federal prosecutors instructing them that they should no longer enter…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

"Bridging the Finality Gap: Getting Appeals of the Merits and Attorneys' Fees on the Same Track"

In 1988, Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner observed, with characteristic flair, that litigation over attorneys’ fees “has become a heavy burden on the federal courts... It can turn a simple civil case into two or even…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

Employment Law Update: Tech Support - The FLSA’s Specialized Exemption

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides several exemptions from overtime requirements for employees whose job duties meet specific tests. Most employers are familiar with the standard “white- collar” exemptions – including…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

South Carolina Property Tax Assessments: Should I Appeal?

Understanding South Carolina's real and personal property tax structure involves a trip back to your high school algebra class. Essentially, the amount of tax you owe depends upon three variables..…more
| Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Brand Standards Are for Everyone

Now more than ever, it is important to understand brand standards: why they are set; how they affect franchisors, franchisees, and customers; and what the boundaries of brand enforcement policies should be…more
| Communications & Media Law, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property

"Governor McCrory Announces Appointments to Coal Ash Management Commission"

On Tuesday, Governor Pat McCrory's office announced the formation of the Coal Ash Management Commission, including Nexsen Pruet attorney Larry Cobb…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Premises Liability 101: Business owner liability for crimes on their property

The legal theory of premises liability holds property owners responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. The law in this area is highly developed and can differ from state to state. Premises liability…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury

2014 End of Session Legislative Report - The 2013-14 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, which began its "short session" on May 14th, finally concluded its business on August 20th...

The Very Long, Short Session - The 2013-14 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, which began its “short session” on May 14th, finally concluded its business on August 20th. The 2014 session which was originally…more
| Agriculture, Education, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Intellectual Property

Title VII at 50: What's New? - Employment Law Update

This summer marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation first introduced by President John F. Kennedy in response to the growing civil rights movement. For employers, the most important component of…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

An Update of Flow Control Jurisprudence since United Haulers

Since United Haulers Association v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority, 550 U.S. 330, 344 (2007), most courts have upheld local flow control ordinances as constitutional under that holding…more
| Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation
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