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HTMLForex Probe Results in Fines, but Investigation Not Over Yet
Michael Dodson; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
The American Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) announced fines of $3.4 billion against five global banks on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. The five banks were UBS ($799 million),...

 

HTMLSEC Ramps Up Municipal Enforcement
Thomas K. Potter; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
The SEC continues to ramp up its Enforcement efforts in the municipal-securities realm. The agency announced a series of settled actions on November 6.

 

HTMLEPA Further Delays Hydraulic Fracturing Study as Controversy Builds
Ronald W. Farley; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on Noember 3, 2014
EPA’s current estimate of the completion time for a draft of its study of the risks posed by hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) to drinking water is now projected by the agency to be developed in early 2015. This is based on comments in a letter originating from EPA’s Region...

 

HTMLDealing With NIMBYs in Local Land Use and Environmental Approval
Vivien J. Monaco; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
A developer or property owner may have a permit application for a project that meets the criteria for the applicable regulations, and might receive approval from local government or environmental staff. At that point, the applicant thinks he or she is in good shape going into the public hearing...

 

HTMLHalloween Scares and Non-Compete Agreements
Peter C. Vilmos; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
Halloween is always a great time for adults and children. Just think about it, for at least one night we intentionally abandon every notion we teach our children about taking candy from strangers, not acting deceptively, not scaring people unnecessarily and otherwise not acting like little...

 

HTMLCrackdown on Employer NDAs Without Whistleblower Protections
Thomas K. Potter; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
An October 27 letter from Rep. Maxine Waters and seven other House Democrats (from the Financial Services & Oversight Committee) asked the SEC to double down on scrutiny of employer confidentiality agreements that might violate whistleblower protections.

 

HTMLProposed FINRA Rule 2231 Governing Customer Account Statements
Mignon Lunsford; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014
Through its recent Regulatory Notice 14-35, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced and sought comments on its proposed new Rule, FINRA Rule 2231, governing the frequency and availability of customer account statements. This was the third solicitation for...

 

HTMLDerek Jeter Retires: Can He Compete?
Peter C. Vilmos; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014
For two decades Yankees fans and baseball aficionados everywhere have reveled in Derek Jeter’s statesmanship and poise. Jeter exemplified leadership. Despite having played alongside several teammates embroiled in controversy, Jeter remained above the fray. He spoke with his bat. He spoke with...

 

HTMLGeorgia Court of Appeals Provides Ammunition for Saving Unenforceable Non-Competes
William "Chip" Collins; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
In the World War II epic Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks and his platoon of grunts cross dangerous enemy territory to rescue an American soldier before he becomes the fourth member of his family to be a casualty of the Big One. In similar fashion, a trial court and a Georgia Court of Appeals panel...

 

HTMLFederal Trade Secrets Protection — Finally Something Both Parties Can Agree On
William "Chip" Collins; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014
In recent months, two bipartisan bills have been introduced in Congress providing for a Federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation — the Defend Trade Secrets Act , introduced in the Senate in April, and the Trade Secrets Protection Act, introduced in the House in July. These...

 


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