Margo Channing (Bette Davis) in “All About Eve” famously said, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” Does that sum up the status of future community bank merger activity? Maybe so.
At the end of last year, the members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), published final supervisory guidance titled “Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance.” Financial…more
With the first annual Affordable Care Act open enrollment in the books (although the end of open enrollment is still something of a moving target – more on that later), everyone is examining, discussing, applauding and…more
In today’s economy, banks all too commonly find themselves foreclosing on real property collateral. As a result, banks are regularly in the position of having to determine the starting bid in foreclosure proceedings. This…more
It is difficult (if not impossible) for a community bank to stay current on all the new rules spawned by Dodd-Frank. (For example, the rules promulgated under Dodd-Frank could fill approximately 32 copies of the great but very,…more
In This Issue:
- Another Perspective
- From The Editor
- Did You Miss It?
- And the Bidding Starts At . . .? The Impact of Two Recent Bankruptcy Decisions On Determining Foreclosure Sale Bids
- Don't Bite the…more
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed House Bill ("HB") 4283 into law yesterday, April 1, 2014. The bill will raise West Virginia's minimum wage incrementally, from $7.25 per hour to $8 per hour on January 1, 2015, and…more
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it conditionally approved the first West Coast LNG terminal, the Jordan Cove Energy Project in Coos Bay, Oregon, for the export of up to 800 million cubic feet of gas per…more
In This Issue:
- Will New LNG Export Activity Affect U.S. Natural Gas Prices?
- Cracker Plant Planned for Wood County, W.Va. Moves Forward
- Marcellus and Eagle Ford Led 2013's Production Gains
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Congress passed significant financial system reform legislation, the Dodd-Frank Act, which created a new regulator of financial institutions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…more
A recent November 2013 case from the North Carolina Court of Appeals provides the perfect opportunity to remember when your business or your supervisors can be held liable for workplace injuries…more
Many in the construction industry are familiar with Phase I testing as the first step in identifying environmental risk to any site. Since 2005, the industry standard for a Phase I has been the ASTM E 1527-05. Recently, however,…more
Recognizing that our country -- our “team,” if you will -- is stronger when all our players are on the field and playing to their full potential, our federal and some state governments have developed programs to help…more
In late 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council released its latest version of LEED, Version 4. Most of you have certainly heard of LEED but you may not know what LEED really means. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and…more
Courts regularly praise private arbitration as a means of affording flexibility to the parties, reducing costs and time, and lessening the burden on the judicial system. In some cases though, arbitration clauses can present a…more
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