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HTMLNYS Government Ethics Agency Proposes to Restrict Campaign Fundraising
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2015
In late October 2015, the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) released a draft Advisory Opinion that would overturn a nearly 20-year-old ethics opinion regarding political activities by public office holders and their employees. This proposal could have a significant impact on...

 

HTMLTax Issues for Repo Buyers and Sellers
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015
Near the beginning of the 1980s cult classic film “Repo Man,” Harry Dean Stanton informs Emilio Estevez that the car which he just drove back to a used-car lot was a repossessed vehicle. Upon hearing the news, Estevez empties his can of beer on the pavement and shouts, “I...

 

HTMLU.S. Authorizes Transactions with Certain Belarusian Entities
David Baron, Kara M. Bombach, Sandra K. Jorgensen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015
Effective Oct. 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a Belarus-related General License authorizing U.S. persons to engage in all previously prohibited transactions with certain Belarusian entities despite OFAC’s sanctions against...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Decision May Sharply Curtail the Wave of FCRA Employment Litigation
Sara G. Sanfilippo, Peter W. Zinober; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2015
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires employers to take important compliance steps before obtaining and using consumer reports to make employment-related decisions such as hiring, promotion, and termination. Consumer reports include, but are not limited to, criminal records, motor vehicle...

 

HTMLSafe Harbor Update: Germany Restricts Alternatives for U.S. Data Transfers
Viola Bensinger, Carsten Kociok; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 29, 2015, previously published on October 27, 2015
Three weeks after the CJEU invalidated the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Program in its ground-ruling judgment, as reported in our previous Alert, German privacy officials issued their long-awaited position paper yesterday. The position paper explains their analysis of the judgment and its consequences for...

 

HTMLFERC Clarifies Prohibition on Buy/Sell Arrangements
Gus Howard, Gregory K. Lawrence, Howard L. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2015, previously published on October 26, 2015
At the request of Rice Energy Marketing LLC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on Oct. 15, 2015, issued a Declaratory Order that clarified the extent to which releases of capacity to asset managers are exempt from FERC’s prohibition on buy/sell transactions. As clarified, the...

 

HTMLU.S. Sanctions Scuttle Honduran Bank, Raise Compliance Stakes
Kara M. Bombach, Jared E. Dwyer, Carl A. Fornaris; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2015, previously published on October 23, 2015
For the first time in its history, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department recently designated a bank under the Kingpin Act. The unprecedented designation of the Honduran bank, Banco Continental S.A., on Oct. 7, 2015, means that transactions with Banco...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Guidance on Marketing Services Agreements and RESPA Compliance
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015
On Oct. 8, the CFPB issued a compliance bulletin on the use of marketing services agreements and compliance with the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). Section 8 of RESPA prohibits the payment of kickbacks and referral fees for settlement services provided in mortgage transactions. With...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Final Rule Amending HMDA Reporting Requirements
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015
On Oct. 15, the CPFB issued a final rule amending the reporting requirements of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). HMDA requires mortgage lenders to report certain information about the loans for which they receive applications or that they originate or purchase. Regulators and the public may...

 

HTMLCFPB Considering Proposal to Ban Certain Arbitration Clauses
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015
On 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.

 


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