eCommerce Regulation, Bitcoin, Anti-Money Laundering, Shadow Insurance, 401(k) Litigation [Expect Focus – Vol. IV, Fall 2015]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT -

- California Passes Life and Annuity Electronic Transactions Law

LIFE INSURANCE -

- Under a Spotlight, "Shadow Insurance" Lawsuit Fails Scrutiny

- NAIC Evaluates Insurer’s Use of Variable Annuity Captives, Price Optimization, and Big Data

- Perks, Prizes, and Loopholes: Sen. Warren’s Report on Annuity Sales Practices

- Solicitors Argue to U.S. Supreme Court That Vermont Health Care Reporting Law Is Not Preempted By ERISA

- Federal Court of Appeals Deems Policies STOLI, Refuses to Order Return of Premiums

- Individual Inquiries Predominate in 401(k) Litigation

SECURITIES -

- SEC Issues Proposed Changes to Administrative Proceedings

- AML Requirements Proposed for Investment Advisers

- SEC Proposes Liquidity Risk Programs for Funds

- Executives in Crosshairs for Corporate Violations

- Feds Fish in Form PF

- SEC Judge Lenient Toward Compliance Employee

- Circuits Split on Scope of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection

- SEC Payments "in Guise" Case Resolves Little

- FINRA and NASAA Proposals to Protect Vulnerable Customers

- FINRA Targets Stockbroker’s Impermissible Transfer of Client Account Information

REAL ESTATE REPORT -

- NCCUSL Approves Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act

HEALTH CARE -

- Avoiding the Bull’s-Eye

- Could Your Medical Device Be a Hacker’s Gateway into a Hospital Network?

- Record Mega-Settlements May Attract More Whistleblowers

PROPERTY & CASUALTY -

- For Whom the Contractual Suit Limitation Period Tolls

- To Stay or Not to Stay … That Is the Question

CONSUMER FINANCE -

- Consumer Bankers Association, Chamber of Commerce Join Challenge to FCC TCPA Ruling

- Federal Agencies File Action Against Bank for Discriminatory Redlining

- The More the Merrier: Court Rejects Waiver Argument, Enforces Arbitration Clause in Consumer Contract

- CFPB Continues to Focus on Reforming Consumer Collection Practices

- Furnisher Duties of Accuracy Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

- CFPB Proposes Banning Use of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements in Consumer Class Actions

- Mortgage Servicing Complaints to CFPB Remain High

IP/TECHNOLOGY -

- Bitcoin: Currency, Property, and Now, Commodity

- NIST IoT Framework Raises Interesting Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Challenges

- "Let's [Not] Go Crazy" with Copyright Takedown Notifications

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