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Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Accounts

Traditionally, a person’s most valuable assets to be distributed upon death consisted of tangible items such as real property, cash, jewelry and personal effects of sentimental value like photographs and letters. However, the...more

Week in Review

According to an article in The New York Times this week, high level executives make up the majority of tablet users in the workplace. That may change, though, as in the workplace tablet usage increases. It was predicted this...more

Federal District Court Holds Phone Number Provided In Online Account Information Is Consent To Receive Text Messages

On May 30, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held that a user of an online service consented to receiving text messages from that service by including his mobile number in his online account...more

New gTLDs Raise Data Security Concerns

ICANN is well on its way to the launch of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) with the first ones being approved as early as April 23rd. The handful of TLDs currently in use, such as “.com”, “.org”, and “.edu”, may soon be...more

Glengarry Glen Ross and the Internal Marketing of a Compliance Program

One of the great plays and movies that I enjoy is ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’. As you might expect with anything that David Mamet pens the dialogue is absolutely spot on, fast paced and non-stop. The action generally revolves...more

IRS Form 1099 Enforcement Program - Another Fishing Expedition?

The Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 included a new IRS mandate that requires certain companies that settle payments for merchants and other payment processors to report the gross sales of the transactions to the IRS each...more

LSI Conference on Mobile Payments

Law Seminars International hosted a mobile payments conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 17th and 18th that featured high profile players such as American Express, PayPal and Starbucks, major bank regulators, and faculty...more

The rise of patent lawsuits in the mobile payments arena

Originally published in E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy - May 2012. Companies large and small are rushing to develop new products and technologies to net their share of the $1 trillion of projected value in mobile...more

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