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The new administration is working on a tax plan that would slash corporate tax rates to 15 percent and doing so with a hastiness that could jeopardize House Republicans’ ability to make the cuts permanent....more

Diversity and Inclusion: Not Just an Ideal, But a Client Demand

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Facebook recently announced a new policy: At least 33% of the lawyers hired to represent the social media giant must be a female or minority. Law firms vying to service Facebook’s legal work must demonstrate their active...more

Chris Lazarini Examines Genuine Issue of Material Fact Standard

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini continues to examine an ongoing case questioning the validity of an arbitration agreement. Read Chris' earlier analysis here. In this most recent installment challenging the...more

Chris Lazarini Analyzes Right to Jury Under Section 4 of Federal Arbitration Act

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Bass, Berry & Sims Chris Lazarini analyzed a case outlining when a party is entitled to have a jury decide issues related to the making or enforceability of an arbitration agreement. ...more

The OCC Rises, the FSOC Dies, and Other Regulatory Predictions

by Bryan Cave on

Eight bold regulatory predictions on the direction of U.S. Banking and Fintech regulation in light of the election results. The era of “outside the law” Federal regulation is over. Critics of the CFPB (exclusively...more

Roundup of upcoming cases and anticipated UK regulatory developments

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Cases to watch - Taberna Europe CDO II plc v Selskabet AF1 (in bankruptcy) – can a party who purchases subordinated loan notes in the secondary market from a third party claim directly against the issuer for...more

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The weekend’s business news was dominated by the word that AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion in the biggest yet in a series of telecomm mergers....more

Long Term Disability Payments: Standard for Abuse of Discretion

by Nossaman LLP on

Insurance for long term disability – payments to an insured who is prevented from earning his or her income due to long term disability – is a fruitful field for litigation for many reasons. Though the insurance may be...more

Federal Court Has Subject-Matter Jurisdiction To Decide Petition To Compel; Determines Party Did Not Waive Arbitration By Agreeing...

by Carlton Fields on

Despite a pending motion to compel arbitration in state court, a party (MetLife) petitioned a Tennessee district court under the Federal Arbitration Act for the same relief. As that Act itself does not create federal-question...more

Financial Services Weekly News - August 2016 #3

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Editor's Note - MetLife Fights On. MetLife continued to fight its designation as a nonbank systemically important financial institution (SIFI) this week as the insurer filed its reply brief in the Financial Stability...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 8.17.16

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Billionaire hedge-fund manager Steven Cohen (he, formerly of SAC Capital Advisors) has agreed to be barred from commodities trading until 2018 under the terms of a settlement announced by the CFTC yesterday....more

New wave of putative class actions challenge cost of insurance charges

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In recent months, life insurers across the country have faced a new onslaught of putative cost of insurance class actions. These cases bring novel theories but may also revive a decades-old jurisprudential debate over whether...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 6.17.16

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Dealbook’s Strategies feature reviews the Fed’s latest non-move and suggests that the current bind in which the Fed finds itself is—at least in part—a problem of its own making....more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.31.16

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A lawsuit over an alleged Ponzi scheme involving a fund pushed by MetLife agents is raising hard questions for the insurance giant over the reaches of corporate liability...more

IREG Update - Key changes for ACA CO-OP boards: a look at new regulations taking effect this week

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Key changes for ACA CO-OP boards: a look at new regulations taking effect this week - On May 6, 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an interim final rule with comment (IFC) to bolster the...more

Bridging the Week - May 2016 #2

FiNCEN Finalizes Rules Requiring Banks, Broker-Dealers, FCMs, Mutual Funds and IBs to Help Verify Beneficial Owners of Certain Accounts: The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network finalized rules requiring banks,...more

FINRA Issues Largest Fine Regarding Variable Annuities Contracts

On May 3, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced that MetLife Securities, Inc. agreed to pay $25 million to settle allegations that the company misled its customers in tens of thousands of variable...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

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The Commission prevailed at trial this week, securing a favorable verdict after a two week jury trial. The action centered on false statements made by an executive regarding regulatory approvals for the only drug of the...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.4.16

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MetLife, accused by regulators of misleading tens of thousands of customers about variable annuities—“a product that retirees seek out for safety,” will pay a $25 million dollar fine for its actions. It’s the second-largest...more

IREG Update - Insurers and big data

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Insurers and big data - Insurance companies are increasingly using “big data” to optimize all aspects of their businesses—from claims processing and marketing to underwriting and pricing. Recognizing this trend among...more

US Financial Stability Oversight Council Files Appeal to Metlife Decision

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Financial Stability Oversight Council filed its appeal to the DC District Court opinion overturning the FSOC’s designation of insurer MetLife as a systemically important financial institution. In the March 30, 2016...more

MetLife Opinion Turns the Tables on FSOC: Back to the Drawing Board

by Dechert LLP on

U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer recently released her opinion invalidating the decision of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC or the Council) to designate MetLife a systemically important financial...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2016 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Financial Services Weekly News - April 2016 #2

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Regulatory Developments - Cordray Testifies before Senate Banking Committee - On April 7, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray testified before the Senate Banking Committee during the...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.12.16

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Goldman Sachs—the last big-bank holdout—has agreed to resolve a spate of state and federal investigations related to its role in the 2008-era MBS debacle for an eye-popping $5.1 billion – WSJ and Bloomberg and...more

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