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RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Investment Adviser and Principals Sanctioned for Compliance Failure

    Investment Adviser and Principals Sanctioned for Compliance Failure
    In a matter underscoring how important it is for investment advisers to dedicate sufficient resources and attention to their compliance program, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has sanctioned a firm for multiple compliance…
  • May 29

    SEC Issues and Guidance Update on Cybersecurity

    SEC Issues and Guidance Update on Cybersecurity
    Last month, the SEC division of Investment Management released Investment Management Guidance in which it discusses a number of measures that investment advisers may wish to consider when addressing cybersecurity risks. This guidance is just…
  • May 22

    QUESTIONS SURROUND IMPACT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT FIDUCIARY RULE ON FINANCIAL ADVISERS

    QUESTIONS SURROUND IMPACT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT FIDUCIARY RULE ON FINANCIAL ADVISERS
    In the wake of the re-proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor of its so-called "Fiduciary Rule," there are a number of questions regarding how the rule if adopted, will impact those providing financial advice to employee benefit plans and…
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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Cherry Hill Man Defrauded Burlington County Residents Out of $146,000

    Cherry Hill Man Defrauded Burlington County Residents Out of $146,000
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A Cherry Hill man who held himself out as a mortgage loan specialist has been charged with theft and other charges that he allegedly used $146,000 for personal expenses that had been paid to him by four Burlington County…
  • Jul 2

    New scam targeting people looking for affordable housing

    New scam targeting people looking for affordable housing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Scammers are targeting low-income families who are seeking affordable housing. The scammers are targeting some people who are using Section 8 housing, and they are using fake websites to do it. The post New scam targeting…
  • Jul 2

    Prison for O.C. woman who offered bogus foreclosure relief

    Prison for O.C. woman who offered bogus foreclosure relief
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A 30-year-old Costa Mesa woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges stemming from a foreclosure rescue fraud scheme that targeted homeowners with bogus promises of mortgage relief. Najia Jalan entered her plea in…
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Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Further Clarifies Stern v. Marshall

    Supreme Court Further Clarifies Stern v. Marshall
    Authored by J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Janet C. Owensand J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Janet C. Owens of Rogers TowersAs we have previously discussed, the Supreme Court held in Stern v. Marshall that Congress did not have the authority…
  • Jun 30

    Stripping Off Junior Mortgages Now Barred in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case

    Stripping Off Junior Mortgages Now Barred in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case
    Authored by J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Michael S. Waskiewiczand J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Michael S. Waskiewicz of Rogers TowersThe Supreme Court has unanimously decided that debtors are prohibited from stripping off junior mortgage…
  • Jun 25

    FLORIDA COURT DECLINES TO ENFORCE JUDGMENT OF ILLINOIS COURT THAT LACKED JURISDICTION

    FLORIDA COURT DECLINES TO ENFORCE JUDGMENT OF ILLINOIS COURT THAT LACKED JURISDICTION
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersThe U.S. Constitution requires that each state give “full faith and credit” to judgments of other states. Consistent with this mandate, the Florida Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act…
Rank this Week: 2449

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    District Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Constitutional Claims Against SEC ALJ

    District Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Constitutional Claims Against SEC ALJ
    By Amanda Maine, J.D. A district court dismissed a complaint because it did not have subject matter jurisdiction to address the plaintiffs’ constitutional claims that SEC administrative law judges do not have lawful authority to preside…
  • Jul 1

    Commissioners Piwowar, Stein United on Move to T+2 Settlement

    Commissioners Piwowar, Stein United on Move to T+2 Settlement
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Commissioners Michael S. Piwowar and Kara M. Stein demonstrated solidarity in backing a proposal by the securities industry to shorten the settlement cycle from T+3 to T+2 days. The commissioners said the proposal, and…
  • Jun 30

    KKR to Pay $30 Million to Settle ‘Broken Deal’ Misallocation Charge

    KKR to Pay $30 Million to Settle ‘Broken Deal’ Misallocation Charge
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) has agreed to settle SEC charges that it breached its fiduciary duty by misallocating diligence expenses related to unsuccessful deals and by not disclosing how…
Rank this Week: 993

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Jul 2

    Doing Business in Canada: Read the latest updates to our popular guide

    Doing Business in Canada: Read the latest updates to our popular guide
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada is an indispensable reference tool for lawyers and business persons regarding the legal aspects of establishing or acquiring a business in Canada. The…
  • Jun 30

    Keeping it Clean

    Keeping it Clean
    Clean Teams: a way to keep your options open in M&A transactions By Patrick Boucher and Fraser Bourne In the context of M&A transactions, the use of “clean rooms” (i.e., data rooms containing commercially sensitive…
  • Apr 28

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break last proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) gave…
Rank this Week: 2188

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 2

    The SEC’s Clawback Proposing Release: 198 Page

    The SEC’s Clawback Proposing Release: 198 Page
    Yesterday, the SEC voted to approve – by the now-norm 3-2 vote – this 198-page proposing release to direct the stock exchanges to adopt clawback listing standards, as required by Section 954 of Dodd-Frank. Comments are due 60 days…
  • Jul 1

    PCAOB’s New Concept Release on Audit Quality Indicator

    PCAOB’s New Concept Release on Audit Quality Indicator
    Yesterday, the PCAOB agreed to issue a concept release about the content and possible uses of audit quality indicators, measures that may provide new insights into audit quality (the actual concept release isn’t posted yet –…
  • Jun 30

    Conflicting Shareholder Proposals: Are Companies Asking for a Trump Card?

    Conflicting Shareholder Proposals: Are Companies Asking for a Trump Card?
    Here’s a blog from Adam Kanzer of Domini Social Investments based on his recent comment letter sent to the SEC: According to a series of letters submitted on behalf of the issuer community, including a joint letter submitted by five…
Rank this Week: 426

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Jul 1

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   The SEC has proposed rules requiring listed issuers to adopt and comply with written “clawback” policies. These policies would need to provide that, if a listed…
  • Jun 30

    Delaware Permits Exclusive Forum Provisions, Bars Fee-Shifting Provision

    Delaware Permits Exclusive Forum Provisions, Bars Fee-Shifting Provision
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   Exclusive Forum Provisions We have previously blogged about Delaware corporations considering, and Delaware courts upholding, “exclusive forum” provisions in…
  • Jun 17

    IMPLEMENTING CALIFORNIA’S PAID SICK LEAVE LAW: 10 ACTION ITEMS

    IMPLEMENTING CALIFORNIA’S PAID SICK LEAVE LAW: 10 ACTION ITEMS
    From our colleagues Lucas V. Muñoz, Margaret Keane, Ben Gipson and Daniel Lac Beginning July 1, 2015, employers in the State of California are required to provide employees with paid sick leave (PSL) under the California Healthy…
Rank this Week: 1871

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Jul 1

    Proposed DOL Rule Seeks to Require the Provision of Overtime Pay to Millions of Additional Employee

    Proposed DOL Rule Seeks to Require the Provision of Overtime Pay to Millions of Additional Employee
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule that would amend the executive, administrative and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The exemptions exclude workers in such positions from the…
  • Jun 30

    Recommended Reading: Getting to Know You: The Case of Significant Shareholder Engagement

    Recommended Reading: Getting to Know You: The Case of Significant Shareholder Engagement
    This week we highlight F. William McNabb III recent keynote address at Lazard’s 2015 Director Event, “Shareholder Expectations: The New Paradigm for Directors.” Mr. McNabb is the Chairman and CEO of Vanguard.  This post…
  • Jun 28

    Cyber risks -- Congressional Letter to SEC

    Cyber risks -- Congressional Letter to SEC
    On June 18, 2015, Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Jim Himes (D-CT) sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calling for updated cybersecurity disclosure guidance for publicly traded companies. Shareholders need…
Rank this Week: 2580

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    CFPB Tackles Credit Card Vendors For Alleged Unfair Billing of Ancillary Product

    CFPB Tackles Credit Card Vendors For Alleged Unfair Billing of Ancillary Product
    Today, the CFPB filed proposed consent orders against two credit card add-on product vendors for allegedly billing consumers for credit monitoring and identity theft protection services they did not receive. Under the proposed consent orders,…
  • Jul 1

    FFIEC Releases Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

    FFIEC Releases Cybersecurity Assessment Tool
    As previously covered in InfoBytes, on June 30, the FFIEC released a Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (Assessment) to provide a “repeatable and measurable process” for financial institutions to measure their cybersecurity readiness.…
  • Jun 30

    OCC Releases Semiannual Report Highlighting Key Risks Facing National Banks and Federal Savings Association

    OCC Releases Semiannual Report Highlighting Key Risks Facing National Banks and Federal Savings Association
    Today, the OCC announced the release of its semiannual report, Semiannual Risk Perspective for Spring 2015, highlighting key risk areas affecting national banks and federal savings associations. Based on 2014 year-end data, the report…
Rank this Week: 1317

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Wells Fargo Takes One on the Chin

    Wells Fargo Takes One on the Chin
    A St. Louis County jury recently awarded over $70 million to the beneficiary of two trusts against Wells Fargo (WF).WF and its predecessors had served as the corporate trustee of one trust, and the custodian of the other. This firm…
  • Mar 11

    The Arbitration System

    The Arbitration System
    The premise that underlies the justification for the loss of rights in arbitration is simple:  both parties knowingly agreed to binding arbitration.  This presumption is based upon the presumptions that 1) signators read contracts…
  • Feb 10

    Did the Eastern District Just Void Financial Adviser Independent Contractor Arbitration Clauses?

    Did the Eastern District Just Void Financial Adviser Independent Contractor Arbitration Clauses?
    I think they may have done just that, at least in Missouri.  Us kids who work with or in the financial services industry know that brokers like Edward Jones frequently run to court when a broker leaves them.  They seek a TRO,…
Rank this Week: 4614

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

Covers financial services regulation, compliance, enforcement and litigation. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.financialregulatoryreport.com/
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court upholds 'disparate impact' under the FHA but emphasizes that claims cannot rely on statistics alone

    Supreme Court upholds 'disparate impact' under the FHA but emphasizes that claims cannot rely on statistics alone
    In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project (“Inclusive Communities”) that claims of disparate impact discrimination are…
  • Jun 25

    FinCEN Speech Outlines "Core Principles" on Enforcement

    FinCEN Speech Outlines "Core Principles" on Enforcement
    A recent Reed Smith Client Alert discusses a June 2015 speech by Stephanie Brooker, Associate Director for Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). Although Ms. Brooker’s comments were…
  • Jun 5

    Travis Nelson Elected to Leadership Role in New Jersey Banking Bar

    Travis Nelson Elected to Leadership Role in New Jersey Banking Bar
    On May 15, 2015, the Banking Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) held its annual meeting in Atlantic City, N.J., in conjunction with the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting. In addition to other informational…
Rank this Week: 2120

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    FINRA Reports $1 Billion in Revenue, Shares Profit with Firm

    FINRA Reports $1 Billion in Revenue, Shares Profit with Firm
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) brought in $997 million in net revenues, up from $901 million in 2013. FINRA also lowered its expenses to $965 million, from $999 million in 2013. Revenues and other factors combined to…
  • Jun 29

    SEC News - Suspicious Activity, Unregistered Brokers, Defrauding Investor

    SEC News - Suspicious Activity, Unregistered Brokers, Defrauding Investor
    Microcap Promoter Charged With Illegally Selling Penny Stock SharesA microcap promoter has been charged with illegally selling more than 83 million penny stock shares that he secretly obtained through at least 10 different offshore front…
  • Jun 16

    SEC News - Insider Trading, Hedge Fund Theft, and Fraud

    SEC News - Insider Trading, Hedge Fund Theft, and Fraud
    Swiss Trader to Pay $2.8 Million to Settle Insider Trading ChargesA Swiss trader has agreed to pay more than $2.8 million to settle charges that he traded on nonpublic information ahead of a Florida-based biometrics company’s…
Rank this Week: 994

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+
    Back in March, I wrote about proposed revisions to Regulation A, commonly known as “Regulation A+”, which were designed to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Since then, the SEC issued its…
  • May 27

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?
    When advising startup clients, I frequently recommend that they subject the shares issued to their founders (as well as those issued to any equity-compensated employees and contractors) to a vesting schedule. This conversation often leads the…
  • Apr 29

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision
    This post is the twenty-first and final in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twenty posts, we provided an introduction to…
Rank this Week: 3453

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • Jun 29

    Rating Agency Development

    Rating Agency Development
    On June 26, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating credit card asset-backed securities.  Report. On June 23, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating thermal power projects.  Report. On June 23, Fitch released its…
  • Jun 29

    CFPB Publishes Final Rule that Allows its Supervision of Nonbank Auto Finance Companie

    CFPB Publishes Final Rule that Allows its Supervision of Nonbank Auto Finance Companie
    On June 10, CFPB published a final rule today that allows the agency to begin supervising large, nonbank auto finance companies for the first time.  The newly adopted rule will extend the CFPB’s supervision to any nonbank auto…
  • Jun 29

    SEC Requests Public Comments on Exchange-Traded Product

    SEC Requests Public Comments on Exchange-Traded Product
    On June 12, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is seeking public comments on issues relating to listing and trading of new, novel, or complex exchange-traded products.  The request for comment addresses key issues…
Rank this Week: 1649

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Jun 29

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    On Sunday July 5th, Greeks will be going to the polls -- at least as of the writing of this column -- and voting whether to accept the terms of the proposed European bail-out. This is what is on the ballot:Should the deal draft that was put…
  • Jun 29

    The Goose And Gander Of Forex Fraud Hypocrisy

    The Goose And Gander Of Forex Fraud Hypocrisy
    Offered for your consideration today in the BrokeAndBroker.com Blog is a thought piece. On one side, we have the goose: An individual human being convicted of FOREX-related fraud. On the other side, we have ganders: Five of the world's…
  • Jun 29

    Third Party Wires Clothesline Scottrade In FINRA Settlement

    Third Party Wires Clothesline Scottrade In FINRA Settlement
    If you're going to promise a Wall Street regulator that you will fix a problem, you better make certain -- in fact, you better make damn certain --  that you fix whatever the problem is. Few things are more certain in life…
Rank this Week: 1268

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Jun 27

    Big Plans for the Future of the Legal Profession

    Big Plans for the Future of the Legal Profession
    Those of you know me well or who read this blog regularly know that I believe in the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and the more than 6,400 young lawyers who belong to it.  In the past eight years, I have…
  • Jun 14

    Five Simple Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Loved Ones on Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Five Simple Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Loved Ones on Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    This post is a PSA.  Those of you who know me well (or read this blog regularly) know that I have spent a considerable amount of of time and energy trying to help people prevent elder financial abuse.  The…
  • Jun 2

    Potential Opportunities for Cost Sharing by Community Bank

    Potential Opportunities for Cost Sharing by Community Bank
    At the North Carolina Bankers Association's Annual Convention today, Kris Kiefer, Deputy Comptroller at the OCC, and John Henrie, Regional Director of the FDIC, referenced a recent OCC paper regarding bank pooling of resources to…
Rank this Week: 4458

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

Provides legal commentary and resources for the payment industry. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 2694

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Granting Stock to Charities and Non-Profits in Your Public Offering

    Granting Stock to Charities and Non-Profits in Your Public Offering
    Perhaps nothing is more magical than the immediate accretive value-add to equity shareholders that occurs when shares change from a closed private company to a public offering. This accretive addition of value to both the shareholders and the…
  • Jun 16

    Pump and Dump: Avoiding an Illicit Money-Raising Scheme

    Pump and Dump: Avoiding an Illicit Money-Raising Scheme
    One of the ways in which reverse mergers had had a bad rapport over the years is the often-repeated and sleazy practice of the typical pump-and-dump public offering. To the layperson, a pump-and-dump scheme likely sounds more complicated than…
  • Jun 9

    Is My Company Big Enough to Go Public?

    Is My Company Big Enough to Go Public?
    We’re often asked the question, “is my company big enough to go public?” While the SEC provides no specific threshold on size for going public, many of the exchanges limit the company’s market capitalization with…
Rank this Week: 1062

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Jun 25

    Investment Fiduciary Monitoring, Economic Damages and Tibble

    Investment Fiduciary Monitoring, Economic Damages and Tibble
    Following the publication of "An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investments" by yours truly, Dr. Susan Mangiero (Pensions & Benefits Daily, May 26, 2015), I decided to write a second article on the topic as there…
  • Jun 22

    De-Risking Slides Now Posted

    De-Risking Slides Now Posted
    If you missed the May 27, 2015 webinar entitled "Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Action," click here to download the presentation slides.
  • Jun 21

    Union Plans and Politic

    Union Plans and Politic
    Since I created this pension blog over nine years ago, I have been surprised and puzzled as to why retirement plan issues have been given short shrift by politicians. I understand that rescinding benefits is likely to lose votes but…
Rank this Week: 3828

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Jun 24

    There's A Difference Between "Confidential And Proprietary Information" And A Trade Secret

    There's A Difference Between "Confidential And Proprietary Information" And A Trade Secret
    I can't remember the last time that the Business Court granted a motion opposing the designation of a case as a mandatory complex business case.  And since the Business Court Modernization Act went into effect in October 2014?  I…
  • Jun 17

    Something That You Might Not Have Known About Injunction

    Something That You Might Not Have Known About Injunction
    I had always thought that you need to post a bond in order to obtain an injunction, both in federal and state court.  It turns out that I was wrong. The federal rule seems to require a bond.  It says: (c) Security. The court may…
  • Jun 15

    Business Court: High To Low Posting of ATM Debit Card Transactions Properly Disclosed By Bank

    Business Court: High To Low Posting of ATM Debit Card Transactions Properly Disclosed By Bank
    The meaning of the word "item" was the definitive factor in the Business Court's decision last week in Gay v. People's Bank, 2015 NCBC 59. The case was an attempted class action involving claims against the Bank for allegedly improperly…
Rank this Week: 1154

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 182

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jun 19

    Big Verdicts and Big Appeal

    Big Verdicts and Big Appeal
    Securities class actions rarely go to trial.  When they do, as in the Household International case where the plaintiffs won a $2.46 billion verdict, they make the news.  But it is axiomatic that big verdicts lead to big…
  • May 22

    Adverse Interest

    Adverse Interest
    Is it possible for a securities class action based on alleged misrepresentations in a company’s public filings to proceed against an individual officer, but not the company (presuming the company is not otherwise immune from…
  • May 1

    Not Congress’s Concern

    Not Congress’s Concern
    The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (“SLUSA”) is designed to limit the ability of plaintiffs to avoid the heightened pleading standards (and other procedural and substantive protections) applicable to federal…
Rank this Week: 2938

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1021

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 3055

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4147

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Cyber Crimes Target Hedge Fund

    Cyber Crimes Target Hedge Fund
    Threats go way beyond simple theft of client information — Can you fend off a big heist? Recently, the government identified hedge funds as a “weak link in the U.S. financial system’s defense against hackers and…
  • Jun 5

    REMINDER: FBAR FinCEN Report 114 Filing Deadline

    REMINDER: FBAR FinCEN Report 114 Filing Deadline
    June 30, 2015 – A U.S. person with a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign bank, securities (including brokerage account, margin account, mutual fund, trust) or other financial account in another country that has…
  • Jun 1

    BE-10 Deadline Extended

    BE-10 Deadline Extended
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has extended the deadline to file Form BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, to June 30, 2015, for all new filers. For information on Form BE-10 filing, please read our recent…
Rank this Week: 4484

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

Covers businesses, trends, technology and venture investing in the Southeast. By Jason Caplain.

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Jun 16

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital
    Really good deck from Scott Kupor and the guys at Andreessen Horowitz on the current VC market and thought it would be good to share here. Topics: What's going on in the public markets. What are all these unicorns What's...
  • Feb 23

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine
    I had coffee with a local service provider last week. I am always up for meeting new people and it was the first time we had met. Our conversation went really well, but he mentioned he was very disappointed one...
  • Nov 20

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP
    We invited some local tech founders over to our office Wednesday night to meet Scott Kupor Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We have been close with Scott since before he joined Andreessen Horowitz. We thought this would be a good...
Rank this Week: 2898

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

Covers current issues affecting the credit union industry. By the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis.

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    Michigan’s Amended Periodic Garnishment Statute

    Michigan’s Amended Periodic Garnishment Statute
    By David Wolfe, Attorney Michigan allows judgment creditors to garnish funds owed to a judgment debtor through a periodic garnishment (which is typically sent to an employer), a non-periodic garnishment (which typically seeks to seize funds…
  • May 28

    Charging for Records Request

    Charging for Records Request
    By Matthew Young, Attorney All Credit Unions are faced with the daunting challenge of providing exceptional member service to its members while keeping its costs low. One of the more frustrating and costly circumstances surrounding this…
  • May 27

    CFPB Proposes Payday Lending Restriction

    CFPB Proposes Payday Lending Restriction
    By John Porter, Partner The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently indicated it was exploring limitations to end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to ensure consumers can repay their loans. These proposals…
Rank this Week: 2080

Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

Covers business and legal issues affecting the financial services industry. By Winstead PC.

http://www.lenders360blog.com
  • Jun 14

    The Only Thing Worse Than a Claim in Bankruptcy is Claim Subordination

    The Only Thing Worse Than a Claim in Bankruptcy is Claim Subordination
    Claim subordination is the opposite of alchemy.  In most bankruptcy cases, creditors might look for ways to improve their treatment.  Claim subordination in the bankruptcy code provides a mechanism to force a creditor to receive…
  • Jun 7

    A Lender’s First Line of Defense May be the Debtor’s Own Chapter 11 Plan

    A Lender’s First Line of Defense May be the Debtor’s Own Chapter 11 Plan
    On occasion I have thought that a chapter 11 bankruptcy case is somewhat analogous to a trip on a plane in a few ways. Among other analogous events, consider checking a bag and then forgetting to pick it up on the conveyor belt after the…
  • May 31

    PWC Escapes MF Global, Inc. Class Action Suit Claiming In Pari Delicto

    PWC Escapes MF Global, Inc. Class Action Suit Claiming In Pari Delicto
    I have been told that in a traffic jam ambulance drivers are taught to move to the first opening available in traffic and figure out where to go after that.  Sometimes legal strategy takes that same philosophy.  In a recent 2nd…
Rank this Week: 1803

Lenders 360

Lenders 360

Provides news, information and commentary on important issues affecting the financial services industry. By Higier Allen & Lautin, P.C.

http://www.lenders360blog.com/
  • Jun 14

    The Only Thing Worse Than a Claim in Bankruptcy is Claim Subordination

    The Only Thing Worse Than a Claim in Bankruptcy is Claim Subordination
    Claim subordination is the opposite of alchemy.  In most bankruptcy cases, creditors might look for ways to improve their treatment.  Claim subordination in the bankruptcy code provides a mechanism to force a creditor to receive…
  • Jun 7

    A Lender’s First Line of Defense May be the Debtor’s Own Chapter 11 Plan

    A Lender’s First Line of Defense May be the Debtor’s Own Chapter 11 Plan
    On occasion I have thought that a chapter 11 bankruptcy case is somewhat analogous to a trip on a plane in a few ways. Among other analogous events, consider checking a bag and then forgetting to pick it up on the conveyor belt after the…
  • May 31

    PWC Escapes MF Global, Inc. Class Action Suit Claiming In Pari Delicto

    PWC Escapes MF Global, Inc. Class Action Suit Claiming In Pari Delicto
    I have been told that in a traffic jam ambulance drivers are taught to move to the first opening available in traffic and figure out where to go after that.  Sometimes legal strategy takes that same philosophy.  In a recent 2nd…
Rank this Week: 2089

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Covers business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. By Bilzin Sumberg.

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • Jun 11

    Mid-2015 Mortgage Crisis Update – The Repurchase Demands Continue

    Mid-2015 Mortgage Crisis Update – The Repurchase Demands Continue
    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aggressively demanded Wall Street and big bank aggregators (“aggregators”) repurchase millions of defaulted and distressed loans, due to purported breaches…
  • May 20

    Wells Accused of Profiting from Foreclosure Relief Program

    Wells Accused of Profiting from Foreclosure Relief Program
    A recent class action lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of homeowners in New York against Wells Fargo alleges that while the bank received $25 billion in government bailout funds it failed to make a good faith effort to help…
  • May 12

    CFPB, DOJ Show Renewed Interest in Pursuing “Redlining” Case

    CFPB, DOJ Show Renewed Interest in Pursuing “Redlining” Case
    Evidence is mounting that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are taking a renewed interest in investigating possible redlining—the practice of lenders charging certain groups more for…
Rank this Week: 1798

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 31

    Sabbatical

    Sabbatical
    Other than holidays and brief vacations, I have not taken a break from this blog in over a decade. It's time. This blog is going on summer vacation. Have a great summer.
  • May 28

    The Underbelly Of The Mt. Holly Settlement

    The Underbelly Of The Mt. Holly Settlement
    The settlement of the Mt. Holly disparate impact case before it could be decided by the US Supreme Court were suspicious. At the time, it was thought by many that the US Justice Department had helped to engineer that settlement...
  • May 25

    Releash The Hound

    Releash The Hound
    Calling the CFPB a "rogue agency," Georgia Senator David Perdue introduced a bill in the Senate last week to bring the rogue to heel. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015 is a companion bill to one…
Rank this Week: 995

The Swap Report

The Swap Report

Covers regulatory and transactional issues related to derivatives. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.theswapreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2124

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

Covers Middle East banking and finance law. By Latham & Watkins LLP.

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • May 13

    Kuwait Power and Water Projects to Take-Off Following Publication of PPP Regulation

    Kuwait Power and Water Projects to Take-Off Following Publication of PPP Regulation
    New PPP Regulations Further to the publication of the new PPP law in August 2014, the corresponding executive regulations were published in the official gazette on 29 March 2015. The new regulations provide developers with additional…
  • Apr 28

    UAE Corporate Law Reform

    UAE Corporate Law Reform
    The UAE has recently passed a new commercial companies law and approved some key changes to its public takeover regime. 1. New UAE Commercial Companies Law UAE Federal Law No. (2) of 2015 Concerning Commercial Companies (2015 CCL) was…
  • Apr 21

    Financing the Middle East’s Shopping Spree

    Financing the Middle East’s Shopping Spree
    The continuing strong economic conditions of the UAE and other GCC economies has led to an upsurge in consumer spending in recent years. With retail sales in the region expected to reach US$284.5 billion by 2018, the need to meet the growing…
Rank this Week: 1976

Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

Porque de nada sirve ganar mucho dinero si no sabemos mantenerlo en nuestra bolsa. Finanzas personales que se entienden.

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Apr 17

    Novedosa alternativa para monetizar tu trabajo creativo. Podcast #167

    Novedosa alternativa para monetizar tu trabajo creativo. Podcast #167
    Monetizar (tener ingresos) las creaciones en linea en México y en algunos lugares de latinoamérica no ha sido fácil  de productos en internet. Dios sabe que yo también he batallado a pesar de generar contenido…
  • Apr 13

    ¿Invertir sin miedo? Descubre como lograrlo

    ¿Invertir sin miedo? Descubre como lograrlo
    No se pueden tener unas finanzas sólidas si solo ahorras. Ahorrar es la primera parte de la ecuación. ¿La segunda? Es invertir. Hacer que ese dinero que ya ahorraste ¡crezca! El problema es que si nadie nos…
  • Apr 10

    Evita el NO de los mejores proveedores y clientes Podcast #166

    Evita el NO de los mejores proveedores y clientes Podcast #166
    En el podcast #162 El Arte de Pedir explico los pequeños y a veces grandes detalles que hacen que uno reciba un NO cuando se pide algo. Mi querida invitada a este podcast Leonora Varo quiso retomar un poco el tema con un ángulo…
Rank this Week: 4072

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
Rank this Week: 3647

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Covers issues such as usury, form compliance for federal and state consumer transactions, UCC and securitization issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.financialinstitutionlawblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Court Severs Term But Otherwise Enforces Arbitration Provision With A Class Action Waiver

    Court Severs Term But Otherwise Enforces Arbitration Provision With A Class Action Waiver
    In a victory for Sheppard Mullin and its client, in Trabert v. Consumer Portfolio Serv., Inc., __ Cal. App. 4th. __, 2015 WL 880949 (4th Dist. Mar. 3, 2015), the California Court of Appeal compelled arbitration and enforced a class…
  • Mar 23

    CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin On Confidentiality of Supervisory Information

    CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin On Confidentiality of Supervisory Information
    On January 27, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a compliance bulletin reminding supervised financial institutions (including large depository institutions, credit unions and their affiliates, certain…
  • Jan 9

    No Change Of Position, No Estoppel

    No Change Of Position, No Estoppel
    Under California Law, a party seeking to defeat the statute of frauds based on promissory estoppel must allege an actual change in position.  In Jones v. Wachovia Bank, 230 Cal.App.4th 935 (2014), the California Court of Appeal affirmed…
Rank this Week: 990

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Feb 4

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph
      Just days after the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots claimed their spots in Super Bowl XLIX, a memorabilia company called The Highland Mint contacted customers with a tantalizing list of autographed collectibles. Highland…
  • Dec 31

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?
    When the global economy collapsed in the fall of 2008, the sharp drop in consumer spending threw the power sports industry into a steep decline. Sales of motorcycles, go-karts and all-terrain vehicles each plunged by 30 percent or more,…
  • Oct 7

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill
    Last June, shares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) doubled in the space of a week, spurred on by a mysterious network of social-media touters who later deleted their posts or shut down their accounts…
Rank this Week: 937

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jan 27

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A Wisconsin man was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with operating a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $10 million from at least 122 investors.  Loren Holzhueter, 69, was the subject of an emergency enforcement action…
  • Jan 26

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme
    An Ohio man was sentenced to serve twenty-one years in federal prison for his role in funnelling investors to the massive "Black Diamond" Ponzi scheme that ultimately duped over 400 investors out of at least $40 million.  Jonathan…
  • Jan 26

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men have entered guilty pleas to operating a massive Ponzi scheme that allegedly caused losses of over $100 million to victims who thought they were investing in a profitable ATM leasing operation.  Joel Barry Gillis, 74,…
Rank this Week: 541

Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

Covers private funds and alternative investments. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.privatefundslaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    SEC Announces 2015 Exam Prioritie

    SEC Announces 2015 Exam Prioritie
    The SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE” or the “Staff”) recently released its 2015 Exam Priorities. OCIE examines all types of SEC registrants, including investment advisers, broker-dealers,…
  • Dec 4

    AIFMD Round 2: Call for Evidence on AIFMD Passport and Non-EU AIFM

    AIFMD Round 2: Call for Evidence on AIFMD Passport and Non-EU AIFM
    This post was written by Vicky Thatcher. Pursuant to Article 67 of the Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFMD”), the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) has until 22nd July…
  • Nov 10

    AIFMD Reporting by non-EEA AIFM

    AIFMD Reporting by non-EEA AIFM
    This post was authored by Winston Penhall, Editor of this blog and partner in the Investment Funds practice of Reed Smith LLP, London and Paul Moran, Reed Smith trainee, London.  Application The Alternative Investment Fund Managers…
Rank this Week: 2045

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Dec 2

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice
    In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by…
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 4122

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 492

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 136

Redeye VC

Redeye VC

Offers a view of startup ecosystem. By Josh Kopelman.

http://redeye.firstround.com/
  • Sep 24

    WhatsApp Used This Pricing Strategy to Win and You Can Too

    WhatsApp Used This Pricing Strategy to Win and You Can Too
    Seven years ago, First Round Partner Josh Kopelman wrote a seminal blog post on the importance of free services in consumer-facing business models. He argued that most entrepreneurs misunderstand how subscription pricing works and…
  • Sep 22

    7 Tactics to Get the Most Out of Your Startup's Advisor

    7 Tactics to Get the Most Out of Your Startup's Advisor
    It happens all the time. A founder surrounds him or herself with a skilled group of advisors — maybe one or two from investors, a trusted mentor from their past, perhaps someone influential who can open doors. But as the company…
  • Sep 15

    Make Engineering Interns Truly Effective with This Startup's Program

    Make Engineering Interns Truly Effective with This Startup's Program
    At just three years old, Sift Science has accomplished a surprising amount. Its product, which combats fraud using machine learning, is an important tool for companies like Kickstarter, Airbnb, Uber and Opentable. But with just over 30…
Rank this Week: 2906

Banking Law Update

Banking Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on developments in law affecting banks and financial institutions. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.bankinglawupdate.com/
  • Aug 26

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach
    The high-profile data breach at Target made international news. But small and midsized businesses face the majority of cyber attacks and are even more likely to have employees mishandle data than large enterprises.
  • Aug 25

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie
    On August 11, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a Consumer Advisory about virtual currencies.  The Advisory followed a directive by the U.S. Government Accountability Office for the CFPB to conduct a close…
  • Aug 8

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule
    Maine’s Truth-in-Savings and Funds Availability Rule is getting an overhaul.  On August 6, 2014, Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions announced that changes to Chapter 118, Funds Availability and Truth-in-Savings had…
Rank this Week: 5045