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Alabama's Data Breach Notification Law Takes Effect June 1, 2018

On March 28, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed SB 318, the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018, which becomes effective on June 1, 2018. Alabama was the final state to enact a data breach notification law, and many...more

Closing Attorney Scams: Avoiding Fraudulent Wire Transfers

As we move into the busy spring real estate cycle, criminals are targeting real estate agents and closing attorneys with increasing frequency. The scam begins with what appears to be a legitimate email from a party involved...more

CFPB Breaks Down State-by-State Complaints in Special Report

Last week, in the wake of CHOICE 2.0 and continued questions regarding the constitutionality of its structure, the CFPB released a special edition of its monthly complaint report. The report contained statistical information...more

Recent Eleventh Circuit Decisions Clarify "Debt Collector" Status Under the FDCPA

Recent decisions within the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals have clarified two required elements needed to support a viable claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In Davidson v. Capital One Bank (USA),...more

On My Bookshelf – "Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media" by Aliza Licht

Leave Your Mark provides practical advice to employees at all levels. Aliza Licht is the former senior vice president of global communications for DKNY, and took social media by storm in 2009 with the creation of Twitter's...more

10/15/2015  /  Employment Terms , Interviews

Time Saver Savvy – June 2015

This month's tips are from some of the women who are part of Baker Donelson's newest group of shareholders. "Learn when it may be best to say no. Not every opportunity presented to you is appropriate to take. By being...more

6/24/2015  /  Professional Development

New TILA Section Expands Disclosure Requirements

The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) is a consumer protection statute that imposes mandatory disclosure requirements on creditors who extend consumer credit to borrowers. Brodo v. Bankers Trust Co., 847 F. Supp. 353 (D. Penn E.D....more

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