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On 9 March 2015 Federal Law No. 32-FZ “On Amending Part II of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation”, dated 8 March 2015, entered into force.
The Law is aimed at softening the negative tax effect on borrowings resulting...more
On January 1, 2015, United States District Judge Hinkle issued an Order ruling that all Florida counties are to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as of January 6, 2015. The implications of this ruling are...more
Following an economic downturn, lenders are inundated with lender liability suits typically based on purported promises to extend the maturity dates of loans, alter the terms of loan agreements, or to...more
A typical lender is often managing tens of thousands of accounts of all different types and in various states of financial health. So what happens when a lender, for whatever reason, fails to update credit reporting agencies...more
Lenders seeking judicial relief from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s heightened enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act were left disappointed by the settlement of Mt. Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in...more
The holdings of two recent decisions from the Bankruptcy Courts of the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of New York, handed down within three days of each other in March, both affect the amount of...more
In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit broke from other courts by holding that S corporation status (or "qualified subchapter S subsidiary" or "QSub" status)...more
Jeff Sovern has written an interesting blog post about the CFPB’s recent Bulletin 2013-07 that warns creditors and servicers who are not covered by the FDCPA that their collection practices are subject to the CFPB’s authority...more
On July 10, 2013, the CFPB issued a final version of modifications proposed in April 2013 to mortgage rules adopted in January 2013.
Most of the modifications address the ability to repay/qualified mortgage rule, and...more
On May 29, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule amending its Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (ATR/QM) rule, originally issued on January 10, 2013....more
Louis Steinmetz signed a personal guaranty of a $350,000 loan made to an LLC. The LLC defaulted on the loan....more
The CFPB has amended its Ability-to-Repay rule to facilitate access to credit by creating specific exemptions and modifications to the CFPB’s Ability-to-Repay rule for small creditors, community development lenders, and...more
Even though the loan originator compensation rule (the “Final Rule” or “Rule”) finalized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) in January passed without as much fanfare as the Bureau’s Qualified...more
This is the first installment in a series of articles related to lender-involved condemnation. This article provides an introduction to the principles of eminent domain and condemnation in a question and answer format. The...more
On February 1, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its much-awaited decision in the Indalex case. While the central issue in Indalex was the priority of wind-up deficiencies in defined benefit pension plans...more
On November 30, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an interim final rule related to its identity theft “Red Flags Rule” that amends the regulatory definition of “creditor” to make it consistent with the revised...more
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