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|CFPB Considering Proposal to Ban Certain Arbitration Clauses|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 27, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015On Oct. 7, the CFPB announced a proposed outline of a rule that would ban financial institutions from including in their contracts mandatory arbitration clauses that ban consumers from pursuing class action lawsuits and require institutions to report individual arbitration outcomes to the CFPB.
|Safe Harbor Invalidation Enforcement Might Commence in January 2016|
Françoise Gilbert; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 27, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015In early October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Schrems and Facebook case, declared the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor invalid, as reported in our previous Alert. The CJEU ruling stunned many businesses and organizations throughout the world. For the past 15 years, the Safe...
|Next Step in Iran Deal: Adoption Day requires JCPOA implementation|
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan, Sandra K. Jorgensen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015On Oct. 18, 2015, “Adoption Day” of the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the U.S. and EU took the required steps to prepare for implementation of the JCPOA. In the U.S., the president issued a memorandum directing the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, and Energy...
|Federal Regulatory and Administrative Law Issues Impacted by Recent Supreme Court Decisions|
Robert P. Charrow, Laura Metcoff Klaus, Jerry Stouck; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 14, 2015As the Supreme Court’s new term begins, it will be considering several cases that could have a significant impact on cases involving the Administrative Procedure Act and other federal regulatory litigation. What follows is a summary of last term’s APA-related decisions followed by a...
|New York AG and U.S. DOL to Cooperate in Enforcing Federal and State Laws|
Lynelle K. Bosworth, Eileen M. Hayes, Harold N. Iselin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 14, 2015The New York State Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau (AG) and the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (DOL) recently announced they have entered into an agreement to share information and work cooperatively to address violations of the Federal Employee...
|Refund Opportunity for New Yorkers Paying Tax in Two Different States|
Scott E. Fink, Barbara T. Kaplan, Marvin A. Kirsner, Glenn Newman, Charles A. Simmons; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 21, 2015, previously published on October 2, 2015Recently the United States Supreme Court decided Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne, 135 S. Ct. 1787, 2015, a case involving a Maryland county income tax on residents’ income derived from a “S corporation” doing business outside the State of Maryland. In a 5-to-4...
|New Court for Resolution of Financial Markets Disputes in the UK|
Andrew Briggs, Adam Rooney; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
October 20, 2015, previously published on October 2, 2015With many members and users of the financial markets choosing English law to govern their relationships, and recognising the UK as a global financial hub, a new court to deal with disputes between them is to be set up in London. The launch of the “Financial List” on 1 October 2015 is...
|California Approves New Mattress Recycling Fee|
Thomas L. Sheehy; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 20, 2015, previously published on October 8, 2015Mattress retailers and manufacturers face new requirements in California in 2016. Responding to attempts to over-regulate disposal of used mattresses, a coalition of manufacturers and retailers sponsored legislation to create an industry managed recycling program. The primary objective of the...
|Modern Slavery Reporting Obligations - A Far Reaching Initiative|
Naomi Feinstein, Lisa Navarro; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
October 20, 2015, previously published on October 2, 2015In October 2015, reporting requirements under the UK’s Modern Slavery Act will come into force. These obligations apply to all companies that carry on some business in the UK and that have a worldwide turnover in excess of £36m. There is no minimum threshold for the volume of turnover or...
|UPDATE:U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Invalidated by European Court of Justice|
Ian C. Ballon, Viola Bensinger, Luke Dixon, Françoise Gilbert, Radboud Ribbert; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 19, 2015, previously published on October 6, 2015On Oct. 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) released its final judgment on the closely-watched U.S.-EU Safe Harbor (Safe Harbor) case, ruling that national Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) in the European Union (EU) retain the right to investigate complaints relating to the Safe Harbor...