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Cede Freeze Fails To Kindle Personal Jurisdiction In Nevada

by Allen Matkins on

Many may have heard of Cede and Company, but what exactly is it and who owns it? Cede is a New York partnership, of which Depository Trust Company and The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation are partners. The former,...more

Florida Prohibits Fees for Security Freezes on Consumer Reports

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Florida recently amended its provisions governing the fees consumer reporting agencies can charge to a consumer for placing, removing, or temporarily lifting a security freeze on their consumer report. The amendments take...more

SEC Obtains Freeze Order Re First “Decentralized Bank” and its ICO

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Crypto currencies and Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs continue to be one of the most sought after investments even as regulators repeatedly caution investors, investigate offerings and bring fraud actions centered on crypto...more

Senator Warren Questions CFPB Data Collection Freeze

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

In a letter to Leandra English and Mick Mulvaney earlier this month, Senator Elizabeth Warren questioned Mr. Mulvaney’s announcement ordering a freeze on the CFPB’s collection of personally identifiable information (PII)...more

UK Criminal Finances Act 2017: A Dechert "Dirty Money" Trilogy: Part Three "The Good, The Bad and The Wealthy" - The New...

by Dechert LLP on

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) represents a further significant development in the approach to the investigation and prosecution of financial crime in the UK1. The new offence of failure to prevent the...more

SEC Halts A “Safe,” “High Return” Investment Scheme

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

When the returns are far above market and the investment is safe and carries little to no risk, more likely it fits into the not to be believed category. Yet time after time investors flock to investment programs supposedly...more

Rights of Third Parties Put on Notice of Freezing Orders – A Clarification from the Court

by Reed Smith on

In a decision this week, the English High Court has clarified the extent of a third party secured creditor’s duties, when put on notice of a freezing order, and suggested a more limited duty than that previously articulated...more

SEC Obtains Freeze Order In Suspicious Trading Case

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Suspicious trading cases have become a staple of SEC insider trading enforcement. Typically the cases involve outsized trading in advance of a significant corporate event. The only way for the SEC to avoid the possible...more

Family breeds contempt: the expansion of the tort of conspiracy by unlawful means

by White & Case LLP on

The recent Court of Appeal decision in the long line of Ablyazov cases (Khrapunov v JSC BTA Bank1) has given contempt of court extra steel – being in contempt can constitute "unlawful means" in a tort claim for unlawful means...more

SEC Wins Freeze of $29 Million in Alleged Insider Trading Profits

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Insider trading is a key enforcement priority as well as a controversial topic. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan and the SEC have brought a series of highly successful and high profile insider trading cases....more

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