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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 30

    Mortgage Fraud Conspirators Jailed for Straw Buyer Kickback Scheme

    Mortgage Fraud Conspirators Jailed for Straw Buyer Kickback Scheme
    Gregory D. Anderson, 47, Kingstree, South Carolina, was sentenced to 15 years prison, and his co-defendant Anthony C. Carrothers, 49, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced to 10 months, for their involvement in a mortgage fraud conspiracy…
  • Jul 30

    Contractor Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Investor Fund

    Contractor Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Investor Fund
    Jonathan Lee Oliver, 41, Missoula, Montana, was sentenced to 100 months in prison for diverting construction funds he received from investors in eastern Montana and North Dakota, and using the money for himself. On February 25, 2014, Oliver…
  • Jul 30

    California Man Convicted of Running Straw Buyer Scheme

    California Man Convicted of Running Straw Buyer Scheme
    Leonard E. Williams, 52, Sacramento, California, was found guilty after a six–day trial in a mortgage fraud case of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.  The trial was held before United…
Rank this Week: 11

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Rep. Sherman Pressing to End FASB Lease Accounting Initiative

    Rep. Sherman Pressing to End FASB Lease Accounting Initiative
    At a recent hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen to help him kill the FASB  initiative to change the lease accounting standard, which he said is an effort to fix…
  • Jul 28

    President Issues Veto Message on SEC Spending Bill

    President Issues Veto Message on SEC Spending Bill
    The President issued a veto message on the FY 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5016), which the House approved on a vote of 228-195 to provide annual funding for the SEC, the Treasury Department, the…
  • Jul 28

    Levin Senate Panel Finds Basket Options Abused by Banks and Hedge Fund

    Levin Senate Panel Finds Basket Options Abused by Banks and Hedge Fund
    Two global banks and more than a dozen hedge funds misused a complex financial structure to claim billions of dollars in unjustified tax savings and to avoid leverage limits that protect the financial system from risky debt, a Senate panel…
Rank this Week: 137

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: 162

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Jul 29

    We Won't Tell What To Do Until After We Punish You For Not Doing It

    We Won't Tell What To Do Until After We Punish You For Not Doing It
    The CFPB isn't the only federal government agency that is promulgating new "regulations" by enforcement action. According to yesterday's American Banker (paid subscription required), the OCC's been playing the same game, especially…
  • Jul 27

    Shaming The Shamele

    Shaming The Shamele
    While we're sure it's merely a coincidence, hot on the heels of the letter that Rep. Pete Sessions sent to the Treasury Department's Inspector General that complained about the repeated failure of the Comptroller of the Currency to issue a...
  • Jul 23

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer
    *Mayer Brown published a client alert last week about the CFPB's recent squeezing of $10 million in blood out of the turnip known as ACE Cash Express, a (surprise! surprise!) payday lender. The Adjustment Bureau determined that ACE is not...
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 212

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 235

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 30

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation

    Chamber Releases Disclosure Effectiveness Recommendation
    Yesterday, the U.S, Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness released a set of recommendations for the SEC as the agency considers how to make disclosure more effective.  The report contains both near-term…
  • Jul 29

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?

    Is the JOBS Act’s IPO On-Ramp Working?
    As we rapidly approach the August doldrums for capital markets activity, the good news is that 2014 has been a very strong year for the IPO market.  As noted in this Morrison & Foerster blog by Nilene Evans, we experienced the…
  • Jul 28

    Document-Comparison Etiquette: A Lively “Redlining” Dialogue

    Document-Comparison Etiquette: A Lively “Redlining” Dialogue
    The numerous comments after this short “Adams Drafting” blog about high-stakes redlining practices is a dialogue that only a lawyer could love. Check it out. You can tell I’ve been “banking” this particular blog…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Jul 18

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court
    The Business Court is electronic.  Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court.  So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure? Let's look…
  • Jul 8

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court
    When I was a young pup preparing to go to court against the uncommon adversary who was proceeding without a lawyer, I would joke that "I hope I don't lose."  Luckily, I never did. But the Plaintiff in Seraph Garrison, LLC v. Garrison,…
  • Jul 3

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi
    The lawsuit filed by the Atlantic Coast Conference against the University of Maryland continues to percolate in the North Carolina Business Court.  But the University will have to proceed without its chosen attorneys, as the Court last…
Rank this Week: 493

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/
  • Jul 30

    SEC Charges Florida-Based Transfer Agent and Owner with Defrauding Investor

    SEC Charges Florida-Based Transfer Agent and Owner with Defrauding Investor
    The SEC announced it has charged a Florida-based transfer agent and its owner with defrauding investors by using aggressive boiler room tactics to peddle worthless securities with promises of high returns or discounted prices. Transfer…
  • Jul 30

    SEC Announces Additional Charges in Football-Related Boiler Room Scheme

    SEC Announces Additional Charges in Football-Related Boiler Room Scheme
    The SEC announced a second round of charges against individuals behind a boiler room scheme that hyped a company whose new technology was purportedly Super Bowl-bound.The SEC previously charged the operators of the scheme based in…
  • Jul 29

    SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reform Rule

    SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reform Rule
    The SEC adopted amendments to the rules that govern money market mutual funds.  The amendments make structural and operational reforms to address risks of investor runs in money market funds, while preserving the benefits of the…
Rank this Week: 499

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jul 24

    Second Florida Cop Sentenced For Rothstein Tie

    Second Florida Cop Sentenced For Rothstein Tie
    A former Broward County detective was sentenced to serve a year and a day in federal prison for his role in carrying out a wrongful arrest of a south Florida woman at the direction of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.  Jeff Poole,…
  • Jul 23

    TelexFree Founders Indicted On Fraud Charge

    TelexFree Founders Indicted On Fraud Charge
    A Massachusetts grand jury indicted TelexFree co-founders James Merrill and Carlos Wanzeler on multiple fraud charges in what authorities have alleged was a massive Pyramid/Ponzi scheme that may have defrauded victims out of hundreds of…
  • Jul 21

    Florida Cop Gets 5-Year Sentence For Rothstein Ties, Including Illegal Arrest

    Florida Cop Gets 5-Year Sentence For Rothstein Ties, Including Illegal Arrest
    "Mr. Benjamin, while wearing the cloak of BSO authority, engineered the arrest and incarceration of an innocent citizen.  This was done purely for financial gain. This conduct is deplorable — it is unconscionable." - U.S. District…
Rank this Week: 710

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

Covers accounting news, events and opinions by Big Four alumni.

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 714

Current Issues in Credit Unions

Current Issues in Credit Unions

Covers credit unions and the issues they face daily. Hosted by Brian Witt, Guy Messick, Gwen Baker and Robert Rutkowski.

http://ciicu.libsyn.com
Rank this Week: 740

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
  • Jul 23

    Amendments to Pennsylvania’s Law on Powers of Attorney

    Amendments to Pennsylvania’s Law on Powers of Attorney
    By Keri P. Ebeck, Attorney On July 2, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law as part of Act 95 of 2014, House Bill 1429, which provides for the amendments of Title 20 Chapter 56 (20 Pa. C.S. §§5601-5612). Title 20, Chapter 56…
  • Apr 8

    Trusts Made Simple

    Trusts Made Simple
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney As general counsel for many credit unions, among the most common inquiry I address relates to the law of trusts.  Trusts law is a complex area of the law and for those credit unions navigating these waters,…
  • Apr 3

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu
    By Matthew Urban, Attorney First there was LBJ’s war on poverty in the 1960′s and then President Reagan’s war on drugs in the 1980′s.  The common thread among all of these “wars” is that for better or…
Rank this Week: 810

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jul 25

    Too Tangential

    Too Tangential
    In its recent Chadbourne decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that to be "in connection with" the purchase or sale of a security, an alleged securities fraud must involve "victims who took, who tried to take, who divested…
  • Jul 18

    Doubling Down

    Doubling Down
    In Spitzberg v. Houston American Energy Corp., 2014 WL 3442515 (5th Cir. July 15, 2014), the Fifth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a securities class action based on alleged false statements concerning oil and gas reserves. The decision…
  • Jul 11

    Comparing Lychee

    Comparing Lychee
    Securities class actions brought against China-based companies often allege discrepancies between the company's Chinese regulatory filings and SEC filings. In that type of case, the plaintiff must allege at least some facts to support that…
Rank this Week: 883

BeyondVC

BeyondVC

Covers entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology, investing, and globalizaiton. By Ed Sim.

http://www.beyondvc.com/
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho
    As we look into 2014, we thought it was important to reflect on our activities in 2013 and refocus and refine our thinking and messaging as a firm. We are thematic in our approach and primarily known as seed investors with a focus on…
  • May 17

    Branding first starts with your team

    Branding first starts with your team
    External branding starts with developing a consistent, internal message first. When you think of branding and positioning, remember that your first line of offense and the most important representation of your company comes from your…
  • Jan 15

    Camping out and closing deal

    Camping out and closing deal
    I am sure you can see a common thread in many of my recent posts - Sales, Sales, Sales!  I don't care how great your product is because without an ability to articulate the value proposition succinctly, tell the world about it in a…
Rank this Week: 889

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 30

    Special Alert: CFPB Proposes Significant Expansion Of HMDA Reporting Requirement

    Special Alert: CFPB Proposes Significant Expansion Of HMDA Reporting Requirement
    On July 24, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB or Bureau) issued a proposed rule that would expand the scope of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data reporting requirements and streamline certain existing reporting…
  • Jul 25

    CFPB Proposes Rule To Implement Dodd-Frank HMDA Change

    CFPB Proposes Rule To Implement Dodd-Frank HMDA Change
    On July 24, the CFPB issued a proposed rule to expand the scope of HMDA data reporting requirements. Section 1094 of the Dodd-Frank Act transferred responsibility for HMDA and Regulation C to the CFPB and directed the CFPB to conduct a…
  • Jul 25

    CFPB, FTC, And State Authorities Coordinate Action Against Foreclosure Relief Companie

    CFPB, FTC, And State Authorities Coordinate Action Against Foreclosure Relief Companie
    On July 23, the CFPB, the FTC, and 15 state authorities coordinated to take action against foreclosure relief companies and associated individuals alleged to have employed deceptive marketing tactics to obtain business from distressed…
Rank this Week: 979

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/
  • Jul 29

    El dinero no está en tu cartera

    El dinero no está en tu cartera
    Pero entonces ¿ónde está el dinero? esa importante pregunta es respondida en el video de esta semana de Dinero en Imagen (suscríbanse!). Por favor, si les gustó compártanlo y ¡queden bien con…
  • Jul 28

    Cómo decidir a que actividades dar tus recursos para maximizar tu negocio

    Cómo decidir a que actividades dar tus recursos para maximizar tu negocio
    Julián es un buen diseñador gráfico. Es creativo y cumplido. Conoce sus herramientas y tiene muy buen trato al cliente. Sin embargo, económicamente parece no despegar. Trabajo no le falta, pero tampoco abunda y las…
  • Jul 25

    Qué pasa con las deudas de un fallecido. Podcast #143

    Qué pasa con las deudas de un fallecido. Podcast #143
    Bienvenidos al podcast 143 donde contesto algunas preguntas de los ovejitos. Compras un seguro de tarjeta departamental y con tal de que no lo canceles, en la tienda te amenazan con que sin el seguro, le pasarás la deuda a tus seres…
Rank this Week: 1021

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

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

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Jun 26

    Bull City Venture Partners III, L.P.

    Bull City Venture Partners III, L.P.
    We are really excited to announce the closing of Bull City Venture Partners III, a $26 million venture capital fund. David and I sincerely appreciate the commitment from all of our LPs and the overwhelming support from the entreprenurial…
  • Apr 11

    Durham, Washington DC, Tech Job

    Durham, Washington DC, Tech Job
    Like all VC firms, we receive a lot of resumes. And I just wanted to post here as a reminder that most of our companies are hiring. ChannelAdvisor - Morrisville NC Etix - Morrisville NC Global Value Commerce - Raleigh...
  • Apr 9

    Reference Check a VC

    Reference Check a VC
    Pulling up and referencing some old blog posts, but I think this is important topic. Entrepreneurs need to take time to do their homework referencing a new investor. With some recent financings I have seen getting done, this was not...
Rank this Week: 1111

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/
  • Jul 26

    Pension Governance Grill Line

    Pension Governance Grill Line
    I am back from a health camp vacation in the Southwest and excited to blog anew. Besides walking unexpectedly into the path of a poisonous and large, scaly gila monster one night (a "what do I do now" moment I might add), I had a chance…
  • Jul 6

    Jersey Boys and Working at 80

    Jersey Boys and Working at 80
    If you are looking for a few hours of musical fun, I recommend Jersey Boys. I had the pleasure of seeing the stage production in Las Vegas last year. I liked it so much that I am seeing the Broadway show later this summer. The movie is…
  • Jul 5

    ERISA Advisory Council Investigating Fiduciary Management

    ERISA Advisory Council Investigating Fiduciary Management
    According to a 2014 statement, the ERISA Advisory Council intends to investigate the nature of retirement plan outsourcing and report its research to the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL"). "Outsourcing Employee Benefit Plan…
Rank this Week: 1149

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 1231

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 29

    Calculating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Damage

    Calculating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Damage
    According to a variety of authorities including the SEC, the much-debated fiduciary duty for registered investment advisers and their representatives includes a subset of responsibilities[1].  Common sense would, or should tell you that…
  • Mar 28

    Defamation v. Tortious Interference

    Defamation v. Tortious Interference
    Most of us have at least a “street-level” understanding of defamation. Individuals that hear or read damaging false statements about themselves or their business typically think: “I need to find a defamation lawyer.”…
  • Mar 19

    Defamation Reputation Damage Management

    Defamation Reputation Damage Management
    In 1378, the Statute of Scandalum Magnatum granted judges and church officials in England a legal right to compensation if they had been insulted or defamed. The first Common Law defamation action on record was filed in England in 1507. …
Rank this Week: 1286

The AAO Weblog

The AAO Weblog

Deals with current accounting topics related to investment and finance. By Jack Ciesielski.

http://www.accountingobserver.com/PublicBlog/tabid/54/BlogId/1/Default.aspx
  • Nov 17

    Fair Value Puzzles: M&T Buys Wilmington Trust

    Fair Value Puzzles: M&T Buys Wilmington Trust
    First-things-first disclosure: I own M&T Bank in my accounts and in accounts of clients.
  • Feb 25

    For Your Reading Pleasure

    For Your Reading Pleasure
    Finished writing an Accounting Observer report on the FASB's recent amendments of revenue accounti
  • Feb 23

    Deciding To Decide

    Deciding To Decide
    At an open meeting tomorrow morning, the SEC's commissioners "will consider whether to publish a statement regarding its continued support for a single-set of high-quality globally accepted accounting standards and its ongoing consideration…
Rank this Week: 1415

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/
  • May 22

    Join Us On My New Blog!

    Join Us On My New Blog!
    All: as of May 1, 2013, I am now blogging exclusively at http://www.davidfeldmanblog.com. In addition to continuing my coverage of alternatives to traditional IPOs, including reverse mergers, we have expanded the commentary to include the…
  • Mar 9

    Market Surges But Microcaps Still Struggle – Let’s Give Everyone Short Form Registration

    Market Surges But Microcaps Still Struggle – Let’s Give Everyone Short Form Registration
    Of course we are all happy that the stock market has been hitting new highs this past week. It has been a long road back from 2009 when the market had less than half its current value. The M&A market is awake, lots of large financings…
  • Mar 5

    Dow Hits New High

    Dow Hits New High
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has beaten the previous record high of 14,198.10 set in October 2007. That’s a pretty cool thing. If only we felt as positive and optimistic as we did in October 2007, but then again that’s just…
Rank this Week: 1425

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/
Rank this Week: 1470

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1479

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
  • Jul 29

    Sharknado 2: The Second One.An Epic Cinematic Event. A People Bringing Together Spectacle

    Sharknado 2: The Second One.An Epic Cinematic Event. A People Bringing Together Spectacle
    Tonight there’s going to be a BIG dispute in the Singer family household. Sometime around 9 p.m. there is a world premiere of what I consider a cutting-edge bit of film noir, or, if you prefer, cinema verite. My wife, a purportedly…
  • Jul 24

    UPDATE: FINRA Arbitrators Award Punitive Damages For Fraud, Malice, And Bad Faith

    UPDATE: FINRA Arbitrators Award Punitive Damages For Fraud, Malice, And Bad Faith
    This is an UPDATE of "FINRA Arbitrators Award Punitive Damages For Fraud, Malice, And Bad Faith" (BrokeAndBroker Blog, February 13, 2014)In his Second Inaugural Address, President Abraham Lincoln famously said "With malice toward none, with…
  • Jul 24

    Chase Settles Termination Dispute With Revised U5 And Cash

    Chase Settles Termination Dispute With Revised U5 And Cash
    Wall Street terminations often turn into bloody messes. Not only is there the anger over the causes prompting the end of the employee-employer relationship, but litigation may subsequently develop over whether someone voluntarily resigned,…
Rank this Week: 1501

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 1516

VentureBlog

VentureBlog

Covers entrepreneurial success, legal issues, management issues, presenting your company, and more. By David Hornik.

http://ventureblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    Ten Years of Venture Capital: Just Getting Started

    Ten Years of Venture Capital: Just Getting Started
    Over this weekend I celebrated my tenth anniversary as a Venture Capitalist. When I joined August Capital 10 years ago, things weren't so different than they are today. There had been a period of real exuberance in venture investing but it…
  • May 7

    What a Fucking Waste of Time

    What a Fucking Waste of Time
    One of the lead tech stories this week concerned the wild and crazy early days of Facebook. According to David Kirkpatrick's soon to be released book, "The Facebook Effect," Mark Zuckerberg used to have business cards that read "I'm CEO ...…
  • Apr 2

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now
    I was at a party the other night to celebrate the first anniversary of Nokia's "Ideas Project." The "Ideas Project" is an effort to bring together a diverse group of smart folks to share their thoughts on the evolution of media.
Rank this Week: 1522

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Jul 10

    RESPA: FDIC FINES NEW FRONTIER BANK $70,000 FOR SECTION 8 VIOLATIONS

    RESPA: FDIC FINES NEW FRONTIER BANK $70,000 FOR SECTION 8 VIOLATIONS
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation entered into a consent order with New Frontier Bank in St. Charles, Missouri on May 5, 2014 which was recently made public. (FDIC-14-0084b and FDIC-13-151k) The FDIC ordered New Frontier Bank to…
  • Jul 9

    RESPA: NEW YORK TIMES QUOTES MARX STERBCOW ON CFPB ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    RESPA: NEW YORK TIMES QUOTES MARX STERBCOW ON CFPB ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Sterbcow Law Group's Marx Sterbcow was quoted in a New York Times article titled "Cracking Down on Illegal Mortgage Referrals" written by NY Times Mortgage Columnist Lisa Prevost. The article published June 5, 2014, discusses the recent…
  • Jun 12

    CFPB: SECTION 8 CONSENT ORDER AGAINST TITLE AGENCY IN NEW JERSEY

    CFPB: SECTION 8 CONSENT ORDER AGAINST TITLE AGENCY IN NEW JERSEY
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced today another consent order involving violations of Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act "RESPA". Administrative Proceeding File No. 2014-CFPB-0006 "In the Matter of…
Rank this Week: 1642

Redeye VC

Redeye VC

Offers a view of startup ecosystem. By Josh Kopelman.

http://redeye.firstround.com/
  • Jul 28

    Product Hunt is Everywhere - This is How It Got There

    Product Hunt is Everywhere - This is How It Got There
    Last year at this time, Product Hunt didn’t exist. Its founder, Ryan Hoover, was the Director of Product at gaming company PlayHaven and an active blogger, attracting a loyal but modest following. He couldn’t have…
  • Jul 23

    How Startups Can Do Retail Right from the Inventor of the Apple Store

    How Startups Can Do Retail Right from the Inventor of the Apple Store
    As Apple prepared to open its first retail store, Ron Johnson — the project’s chief architect — realized that the company was making a big mistake. The design was wrong, he told Steve Jobs, as they drove to the pre-launch…
  • Jul 21

    How Designers Can Earn a Seat at the Table

    How Designers Can Earn a Seat at the Table
    For 15 years, Phil King has been proving that design should have a seat at the leadership table — carrying equal weight on strategy and prioritization responsibilities with product, business, and engineering executives. Moving…
Rank this Week: 1656

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • Jul 28

    Amendments to Offshore Fund Rules to Reflect Finance Act 2014 AIFM Partnership Tax Change

    Amendments to Offshore Fund Rules to Reflect Finance Act 2014 AIFM Partnership Tax Change
    Regulations amending the Offshore Funds Regulations 2009 (the 2009 Regulations) to reflect the Finance Act 2014 changes to the taxation of alternative investment fund managers operating as partnerships (AIFM firms) were made on July 21 and…
  • Jul 28

    Reviews into LIBOR, EURIBOR and TIBOR

    Reviews into LIBOR, EURIBOR and TIBOR
    On July 22, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a Web page on its review of the implementation of IOSCO’s principles for financial benchmarks by administrators of the London Interbank Offered Rate…
  • Jul 28

    ESMA Discussion Paper on Calculation of Counterparty Risk by UCITS for OTC Derivatives Subject to EMIR Clearing

    ESMA Discussion Paper on Calculation of Counterparty Risk by UCITS for OTC Derivatives Subject to EMIR Clearing
    On July 23, ESMA published a discussion paper on how the limits on counterparty risk in centrally cleared OTC derivative transactions under the UCITS IV Directive should be calculated, and whether the same rules for both OTC transactions that…
Rank this Week: 1671

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 1861

The PSLRA Nugget

The PSLRA Nugget

Covers securities class action case law. By Christopher S. Jones.

http://pslranugget.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home
    Please update your bookmarks, as the PSLRA Nugget is moving to a new easier to remember website address.  Also if you are getting this by email, and you would like to continue getting it that way, you just need to go to
  • Feb 2

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)
    OK, you know who you are.  The serial page extension requesters.  But Judge, we have to have 100 pages to explain it.  I know, I know, we've all done it.  And yes I agree sometimes it's necessary.  But District Judge Joy Flowers Conti…
  • Mar 18

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking
    What's that? You thought Tellabs banned confidential witnesses? Well, let's not get carried away here, as there's certainly at least two ways to read that opinion. Of course, after the 7th Circuit decided Higginbotham v. Baxter, it was…
Rank this Week: 1938

Financial Industry Resource Center

Financial Industry Resource Center

Covers the financial crisis. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonfinancialindustryresourcecenter.com/
  • May 7

    CFPB Proposes New GLB Privacy Notice Rule

    CFPB Proposes New GLB Privacy Notice Rule
    As reported on our Privacy and Information Security Law Blog, on May 6, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a new proposed rule impacting privacy notices that financial institutions are required to…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal
    On December 18, 2013, the SEC proposed rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act to amend Regulation A (Rules 251-263 under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act")). The proposed rules, which have been referred to informally as…
  • Nov 27

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker
    A recent court order in favor of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC) and new rules issued by CFTC establish a standard of liability for depository institutions that fail to fulfill their customer funds protection obligations…
Rank this Week: 1953

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right
    This post is the twelfth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior eleven posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of…
  • Jun 30

    Is it time for the JOBS Act, Part Two?

    Is it time for the JOBS Act, Part Two?
    When the JOBS Act was passed, a lot of people hoped that it would de-regulate startup finance, resulting in a boom of new startups being funded.  Through repealing the ban on general solicitation, allowing online angel investment…
  • Jun 29

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 11: Management and Information Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 11: Management and Information Right
    This post is the eleventh in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior ten posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the term…
Rank this Week: 1981

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 23

    Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more

    Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more
    CONTRIBUTED BY Rachel M. Perkins rachel.perkins@dlapiper.com Startups and public companies alike often use equity to help attract, retain and incentivize talented employees and other service providers. The different forms of awards have…
  • Jul 11

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q2 2014

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q2 2014
    Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, attached is a Seattle-area office real estate market review for Q2 2014. As the report notes, so far in 2014, the only major surprise in the office market was Boeing expanding into over 600,000…
  • Jul 8

    Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report

    Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com CB Insights recently released its Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report, which analyzed private company investment and exit activity over the past five years. The report collected…
Rank this Week: 2073

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/
  • Oct 25

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse
    Puerto Rico bond funds have been suffering massive losses recently and regulators have already taken action. According to the SEC, UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico Inc. (“UBS”) misled thousands of its retail investors in 23…
  • Dec 9

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup
    Below is a piece by Bloomberg on our firm's $383 million claim against Citigroup. There's more on this case on the firm's website at http://www.riklawfirm.com/ Citigroup’s Mathur Said to Depart With Hybrid Traders as Pandit Cuts Jobs By…
  • Dec 1

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case
    Below is an American Lawyer piece which explains our clients' pending $383 million FINRA arbitration against Citigroup. It goes on to talk about how there are more and more large and complex cases at FINRA. It's true. As partner John Rich…
Rank this Week: 2108

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 14

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?
    The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make…
Rank this Week: 2225

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Covers bank director and officer liability. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2318

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 28

    Pay Me Now: Court of Appeal Delivers Lessons on fiduciary duties, the business judgment rule, and executive compensation

    Pay Me Now: Court of Appeal Delivers Lessons on fiduciary duties, the business judgment rule, and executive compensation
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP The following post on the Canadian Appeals Monitor blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Pay Me Now: Court of Appeal Delivers Lessons on fiduciary duties, the business judgment rule, and executive…
  • Jun 17

    The Ontario Court Revisits Fairness Opinion

    The Ontario Court Revisits Fairness Opinion
    By Graham Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parker and Matthew Cumming As we described in a previous blog post, the Ontario Court released a decision in March (Champion Iron Mines Limited) in which it held that a fairness opinion that does not…
  • May 22

    More on “Golden Leash” Arrangement

    More on “Golden Leash” Arrangement
    Institutional investor organization urges SEC to require disclosureBy Deandra Schubert and Shane C. D'Souza The debate about so-called “golden leash” arrangements has picked up again. The Council of Institutional Investors…
Rank this Week: 2394

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/
  • Jul 21

    New N.C. Statute Gives Lenders More Options When Developers Default

    New N.C. Statute Gives Lenders More Options When Developers Default
    Lenders now have a bit more to think about when making a loan to a developer of a planned community.   A few days ago, the General Assembly enacted, and the Governor signed into law, important amendments to the Planned…
  • Jul 4

    New Tax Changes in North Carolina

    New Tax Changes in North Carolina
    July means the start of a new fiscal year for the State of North Carolina, which means some new changes to the tax code become effective.  Below are brief descriptions of some of the key changes:Elimination of Back to School (August)…
  • Jul 2

    Opposition to Operation Choke Point Grow

    Opposition to Operation Choke Point Grow
    image by skambalu foter.comOpposition to Operation Choke Point continues to mount. "Operation Choke Point" is an ongoing program of the U.S. Department of Justice under which it investigates banks' relationships with payment processors,…
Rank this Week: 2455

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Features a skeptical lawyer's take on financial reform, Wall Street and white collar crime.

http://attyrtamaradesilva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out
    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain
  • Aug 19

    Market Transparency

    Market Transparency
    Market Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009 Misses the Mark R. Tamara de Silva February 22, 2009
  • Aug 19

    Proposed Regulation

    Proposed Regulation
    Proposed Regulations, If Needed, Ought to Value Assets Better R. Tamara de Silva August 19, 2009 Are the United States Treasury, along with the Executive and Legislative branches looking everywhere but at the causes of the financial crisis…
Rank this Week: 2721

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: 2770

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Jul 27

    Saudi Opens Market to Foreign Financial Institution

    Saudi Opens Market to Foreign Financial Institution
    In a long anticipated measure, the Saudi Council of Ministers (which is the highest authority in the Kingdom) issued a resolution on 21 July, 2014 authorizing foreign financial institutions to directly buy and sell stocks listed on the Saudi…
  • Jul 20

    Top 4 Innovations Driving Growth in the Global Sukuk Market

    Top 4 Innovations Driving Growth in the Global Sukuk Market
    The Sukuk Opportunity Total Sukuk issuances for 2013 stood at approximately US$120 billion and the Sukuk market is likely to sustain double-digit growth in the coming two to three years with assets in Islamic finance expected to reach US$2.8…
  • Jul 10

    How the GCC Can Boost Confidence in its Local Exchange

    How the GCC Can Boost Confidence in its Local Exchange
    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries accounted for IPO issuances valued at US$1.1 billion in 2013, according to Bloomberg. Notably, Qatar Exchange bounced back this year with the successful IPO and listing of Mesaieed Petrochemical…
Rank this Week: 2799