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No Love for the 2015 Discovery Amendments: Landry v. Swire Oilfield Services

February is the month of love. Hearts, candy, and flowers. The hint of spring harkening. The enthusiasm of a new year upon us. But for one federal court judge, the New Year brought no love. ...more

Maine Ups the Ante on Debt Collection Licensing

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The State of Maine recently enacted legislation that greatly expands those entities required to obtain a debt collection license. Previously, a debt collector needed to obtain a license if it was attempting to collect a debt...more

Corp Fin Director Discusses Policy, Outreach and Future Areas of Focus

by WilmerHale on

Earlier this month, SEC Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman delivered the keynote address at the Practising Law Institute’s Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe. Director Hinman...more

Capital Markets Alert: SEC Approves NYSE Rules to Facilitate Direct Listings

On February 2, 2018, the SEC approved the New York Stock Exchange’s proposal to permit qualifying private companies to use “direct listings” to list their shares on the NYSE and become publicly traded without conducting an...more

New York Law Extends Statute of Limitations for Failure to Diagnose Cancer

by Harris Beach PLLC on

On January 31, 2018, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill S 7588-A, which amended the statute of limitations for medical, dental and podiatric malpractice cases where there is an alleged failure...more

Update on Conflicts of Interest Act: Deadline Looming for Post-Secondary Institutions

by Field Law on

As we outlined in an earlier article, the Alberta Legislature recently introduced Bill 27: the Conflicts of Interest Amendment Act. This Act, which is now in force, expands the reach of the Conflicts of Interest Act to all...more

FINRA Senior Protection Rules Effective Feb. 5

by Burr & Forman on

A pair of FINRA Rule revisions designed to protect seniors from financial exploitation become effective February 5. The Rules require member firms to obtain “Trusted Contact Person” information and impose short...more

Strategic Implications of Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence

by BakerHostetler on

On December 1, 2017, the Federal Rules of Evidence were amended to add new rules addressing the self-authentication of evidence generated by electronic processes or systems [Fed. R. Evid. 902(13)] and self-authentication of...more

Three key changes for bankruptcy procedures in 2018

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The New Year brings with it new changes to the bankruptcy code. These recent rule changes apply to any case filed after December 1, 2017, and may apply retroactively to pending proceedings in those instances where it would be...more

Amendment to New York City Human Rights Law Mandates Employers to Engage in “Cooperative Dialogue” with Employees Seeking an...

The New York City Council voted last month to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to explicitly require that covered entities engage in “cooperative dialogue” with those persons who may be entitled to a...more

CFPB Announces Annual Adjustments to HMDA Asset-Size Exemption Thresholds and Launch of New HMDA Online Tools

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB has recently issued several announcements impacting financial institutions that submit data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). First, the CFPB has increased the asset-size exemption threshold under HMDA...more

FFIEC Finalizes Proposed Revisions to the Call Report in Effort to Reduce the Burden of Reporting

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The FFIEC has finalized updates to the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (“Call Report”) with the goal of reducing the burden associated with Call Report data collection and reporting requirements and implementing...more

Boilerplate Objections

Judge Peck sends a warning shot to the bar about meaningless, repetitive boilerplate responses to document requests....more

FOIL Request Denials Could Come with a Cost to NYS Agencies and Municipalities

by Harris Beach PLLC on

State agencies and New York State municipalities must have a reasonable basis to deny Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) requests or they will be subjected to mandatory attorney’s fees when a denial is successfully...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2017: Hong Kong’s New Asset Management Regulations

by Dechert LLP on

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on 16 November 2017 published its Conclusions on its one-year consultation in relation to enhancement of asset management regulation and point-of-sale transparency...more

Checklist of Top 10 E-Discovery Trends for 2018

by Zapproved LLC on

Tips to Empower Corporate Legal Teams to Achieve More Litigation Response Success in the Year Ahead - Are you ready for where e-discovery is going in 2018? Whatever your litigation process maturity level — what we call...more

Ancient ESI: A Survey of the Ancient Documents Exception

Should Titanic’s Box Office release or the debut of Harry Potter already be described as events from the ancient past? It would hardly seem so. But, the amendment to the ancient documents exception to the rule against hearsay...more

Top 10 New York Commercial Division Cases and Developments of 2017

In 2017, the New York Commercial Division continued to implement new rules and refine existing rules in order to streamline litigation in the court. The year also saw some key decisions by the Commercial Division as well as...more

Russian Legislation Update: September – December 2017

by White & Case LLP on

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of September – December 2017. In this issue: - Civil Law - Banking - Currency Control - Corporate - Mass Media / Foreign...more

Beware secured creditors: The newly amended US Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure now require filing a proof of claim

by DLA Piper on

Certain amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, which became effective on December 1, 2017, impose affirmative obligations on secured creditors to protect the right to distribution in a bankruptcy case....more

CFPB Updates the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Guide to the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure Forms

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB updated the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Guide to the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure Forms (Guide), dated December 2017, to incorporate the final rule that was issued on July 7, 2017 and published in the...more

New Bankruptcy Rules that Creditors Need to Know and Follow

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

On December 1, 2017, several changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure took effect. The changes involve consumer cases under Chapter 13 and affect creditors with secured claims, unsecured claims, and judgment liens...more

4 Things the Top E-Discovery Cases of 2017 Can Teach You

by Exterro, Inc. on

Two years on from the last round of FRCP amendments, the courts are still clarifying how these e-discovery rules will be interpreted. One lens through which we can better understand how the court is interpreting the...more

IRS Updates Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Information

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Last month, the IRS provided guidance regarding the procedures it will use to propose and assess employer shared responsibility payments under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). More recently, the IRS issued sample Forms 14764,...more

New Rules Tackle Authentication of Electronic Data

On December 1, 2017, two amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence came into effect that impact how courts authenticate digital evidence. The addition of two categories to Rule 902’s list of self-authenticating documents...more

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