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D.C. Adds Student Loan Servicer License to NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On August 10, 2017, the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking started accepting applications and transition fillings for the Student Loan Servicer License and Student Loan Servicer Branch...more

Saudi Council of Ministers Approves 100% Foreign Ownership of Engineering Consultancies

by Jones Day on

Currently, Saudi Arabian law permits foreign direct investment in engineering consultancies operating in the private sector only through a professional company licensed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry ("MOCI")....more

National Survey On Marijuana Laws And Regulations (Updated)

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Legalized cannabis – for medical or recreational purposes – is a rapidly expanding industry in the United States, with various states, including California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New...more

7 Key Takeaways: Important Considerations in Licensing Know-How with Patents

Atlanta-based Kilpatrick Townsend Counsel Michelle Tyde focuses her practice on intellectual property/technology transactions, global sourcing transactions, and data privacy and security. She recently presented on issues that...more

Senate Bill Promises Antitrust Immunity to Boards That Reform Licensure in Latest State Action Defense Development

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) recently introduced a bill that would extend a limited state action immunity to state licensure boards only if states implement reforms that reduce occupational...more

A Limited Exception - California enacts new rules governing exemption for finders in securities transactions

The California Department of Business Oversight has enacted final rules to implement an exemption from broker-dealer registration licensing requirements in California for individuals acting as “finders” in securities...more

Minnesota Supreme Court rules schools needed lending license to make student loans

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled that two for-profit postsecondary education schools had charged usurious interest rates on student loans and could not charge rates greater than 8% without obtaining a lending...more

Tennessee Adds Title Pledge Lender License to NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On August 1, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions started accepting new applications and transition fillings for the Title Pledge Lender License and Title Pledge Lender Branch License on NMLS....more

License to Sue? Court Rules That a Motor Vehicle Dealer Does Not Need a Dealer’s License to Bring a Statutory Claim for...

by Mulcahy LLP on

California’s motor vehicle code allows dealers to bring suit against manufacturers for terminating the dealer without good cause. See California Vehicle Code §§ 11713.3, 3060, 3061 and 3066. As currently written, the...more

Telemedicine – An Expanding Landscape

by Bryan Cave on

According to one recent survey, telemedicine services (i.e., remote delivery of healthcare services using telecommunications technology) among large employers (500 or more employees) grew from 18% in 2014 to 59% in 2016. ...more

Maryland Adds Consumer Finance, Debt-Related, and Money Services Business Licenses to NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On August 1, 2017, the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation started accepting new applications and transition fillings for the following licenses on NMLS...more

New York Added Money Transmitter License to NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On July 1, 2017, NMLS started receiving new applications for the NYDFS Money Tranmistter License and transition fillings on NMLS....more

New Hampshire Amends MLO Licensing Provisions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

New Hampshire has amended provisions regarding the licensing laws of mortgage loan originators (MLO) from other states. The commissioner may conditionally approve an application for an MLO license if the applicant is...more

Montana Revises Licensing Provisions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Montana Department of Administration has amended its regulations regarding mortgage broker and loan originator licensing, including, but not limited to, the following...more

Ten things to consider when you do a leveraged finance deal in Belgium

by White & Case LLP on

European Leveraged Finance Alert Series: Issue 7 - With the leveraged finance market staying hot, an increasing number of international sponsors are making acquisitions in Belgium, and upcoming changes in the law will make...more

High expectations for medicinal cannabis in Australia

by Dentons on

Recognition of the potential therapeutic benefits of medicinal cannabis for a range of debilitating health conditions has been growing for several years. Recent legislative amendments open the door for the cultivation and...more

Massachusetts Issues Industry Letter On Applicability of MLO Licensing to Individuals Employed by Nonprofit Entities

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On June 15, 2017, the Massachusetts Division of Banks (Division) issued an industry letter to clarify when an employee of a nonprofit agency is required to obtain a mortgage loan originator (MLO) license. The Division...more

Hawaii Revises Mortgage Loan Origination Licensing Requirements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Hawaii revised the following mortgage loan origination provisions of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, including, but not limited to...more

Recent Ninth Circuit Rulings Uphold Plaintiffs’ Efforts to Predicate Claims on Alleged Insurance Code Violations — Likely More to...

by Carlton Fields on

Recent rulings suggest insurers face increased risk of suits predicating breach of contract and state unfair trade practices claims on alleged violation of state insurance laws, notwithstanding the lack of an express private...more

Must A Broker-Dealer Be Licensed As A Personal Property Broker?

by Allen Matkins on

Is your California securities broker-dealer a licensed personal property broker? Does it need to have such a license to make loans to its customers? Anyone reading California Corporations Code Section 25217(c) would...more

Is It Time to Update Your Contract's SSAE Audit Language?

by Morgan Lewis on

The latest update to the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE)—a set of standards applying to compliance reporting, issued by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB)—came into effect recently. If your contract...more

FCC Proposes Increased Service Obligations on Wireless Licensees Seeking Renewal

by Hogan Lovells on

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has released a draft Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on renewal requirements and permanent discontinuance rules for a variety of wireless...more

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 10, Number 5

by Dickinson Wright on

Recreational Pot Comes to Nevada... But Why Are The Shelves Empty? On July 1, 2017, Nevada became the fifth state in the United States to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. The epicenter of “what happens here,...more

Illinois Hospital Licensing Act Regulations Reflect New Reality of Health System Governance

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The Illinois Hospital Licensing Act regulations (Regulations) have been revised significantly to reflect the new reality of health system governance of hospitals. The revisions focus on the governance and medical staffs of...more

Marijuana Accounting and Legal Compliance

by Moskowitz LLP on

Since marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and subject to continually evolving regulations at the state level, cannabis producers, distributors, and retailers need to develop compliance programs and procedures as...more

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