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HTMLNew EU Ecolabel Criteria for Bed Mattresses
Hans Urlus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
On June 23, 2014, the European Commission adopted a decision establishing new ecological criteria for awarding the EU Ecolabel certification for bed mattresses (Decision).

 

HTMLSupreme Court Modifies Class Certification Procedure in Securities Fraud Class Actions
Pamela G. Smith; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its second decision in the long-running securities fraud class action against Halliburton (Halliburton II). In the parties’ second appearance before the Court, Halliburton sought the reversal of the “fraud on the market” rebuttable...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Redefines Permissible Types of Pay-to-Play Skill Contests
Ed Chansky, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
New Jersey recently amended its law on skill contests. The new law defines the types of skill contests where a payment can be required to enter. This change could affect operators of video game tournaments, fantasy sports leagues, or other competitions historically viewed as skill-based (and...

 

HTMLThe CFPB Adds Mobile Financial Services to its Contact List; Providers of Such Services Should Be Prepared to Answer the Call
Brett M. Kitt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
In an attempt to understand and position itself to respond to technological innovations that are occurring in the consumer financial services market, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a public request for information regarding the use by consumers of mobile electronic...

 

HTMLThe Supreme Court Declares a Recess for Recess Appointments
Justin F. Keith, Laura Metcoff Klaus, Mark E. Solomons; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely-watched NLRB v. Noel Canning case, challenging President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court held that the President’s appointments to the NLRB were...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed
H. Hamilton Hackney, Laura McAllister Cox, Christopher H. Milton, Martha A. Sabol, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
In a widely anticipated ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC), the State’s highest court, issued a unanimous decision on June 24, 2014 requiring the Attorney General to certify for the November ballot a petition seeking to prohibit casino and slots gambling and abolish...

 

HTMLCFPB Enters Consent Order with National Bank Regarding Alleged Mortgage Servicing Misconduct
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 17th, the CFPB, along with Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and attorneys general in 49 states and the District of Columbia, filed a proposed consent order in federal court that would resolve allegations of mortgage servicing misconduct at a...

 

HTMLThe 2014 Voluntary Disclosure Program: Important Changes for the Still Non-Compliant Taxpayer with Foreign Accounts
Seth J. Entin, G. Michelle Ferreira, Courtney A. Hopley; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
On June 18, 2014, the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), John Koskinen, announced significant changes to the IRS’s offshore voluntary disclosure program (referred to as the “2014 OVDP”). The changes to the program are described in this Alert. The changes are...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Allows Taxpayers to Question IRS Agents Regarding Propriety of Summons
Jeremiah Coder, Barbara T. Kaplan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
Taxpayers may be able to engage in limited challenges to a summons issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when there is an inference of impropriety regarding the agency’s actions. In a unanimous decision on June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court in United States v. Clarke held that while no...

 

HTMLCFPB Begins to Study Mobile Banking
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
On June 11th, the CFPB announced the initiation of an inquiry into consumer issues presented by the use of mobile financial services. The CFPB issued a request for information (RFI) in order to aid its exploration of “how mobile technologies are impacting unbanked and underserved consumers...

 


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