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HTMLCFPB, FTC, and 15 States Announce Suits against Foreclosure Relief Companies
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 23rd, the CFPB, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 15 states announced a concerted effort against foreclosure relief companies that were allegedly using false and deceptive means to market foreclosure relief services to distressed homeowners. The CFPB sued three companies, and...

 

HTMLCFPB Takes Enforcement Action against Consumer Goods Retailer
Peter L. Cockrell; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On August 14th, the CFPB entered a consent order with a company that operates a chain of consumer retail stores located mainly near military bases. The company also finances the sale of the goods. The CFPB alleges that the company engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by selling servicemembers,...

 

HTMLMexican Energy Reform: The Secondary Legislation and its New Business Opportunities
Nicolas Borda, Hector D. Sanchez Fernandez, Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On December 20, 2013, the DOF published the amendments to the Mexican Constitution regarding energy matters, which became effective the day after its publication.

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Proposed Rule Implementing Dodd-Frank Amendments to HMDA
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
On July 24th, the CFPB issued a proposed rule that would amend Regulation C to implement amendments to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) made by the Dodd-Frank Act. HMDA generally requires mortgage lenders to report information about loan applications they receive and about loans they...

 

HTMLEffects of 'Guiding Opinions' on Filing of Simple Cases of Concentration of Business Operations in Merger Control Filings
Dawn (Dan) Zhang; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
In February of this year, the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released the Tentative Provisions on Standards Applicable to Simple Cases of Concentration of Business Operations (for Trial Implementation) (the Tentative Provisions). The Tentative Provisions set forth the standards for...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Enacts the 'Ban-the-Box' Law
Robert H. Bernstein, Andrew B. Buckman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014
On August 11, 2014, the Governor of New Jersey signed into law the Opportunity to Compete Act (OCA), which restricts employers from asking about criminal convictions on an applicant’s job application or during the applicant’s initial job interview. New Jersey’s version of the...

 

HTMLBankruptcy Court Lacks Subject Matter Jurisdiction to Determine Tax Refund Claim Requested by Post-Confirmation Liquidating Trustee
Scott M. Grossman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014
A bankruptcy court lacks subject matter jurisdiction to determine a tax refund claim under Section 505(a)(2)(B) of the Bankruptcy Code where the refund was requested by a liquidating trustee appointed pursuant to a plan, as opposed to a pre-confirmation bankruptcy trustee or debtor-in-possession,...

 

HTMLGeneral Overview of Mexico's New Federal Competition Law
Blanca Luévano Garcia, Bertha Alicia Ordaz-Avilés; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
This Article provides a general overview of Mexico’s new Federal Competition Law (the Federal Competition Law), as well as certain amendments and additions to the Federal Criminal Code on competition grounds that were all published in the Official Gazette on May 23, 2014, and became effective...

 

HTMLThe European Commission Updates an Important 'Safe Harbor' Protecting Commercial Arrangements from Competition Law Challenges
Simon Harms, Hans Urlus, Emilie van Hasselt; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
European Union (EU) competition law prohibits "[...] all agreements between undertakings [...] which may affect trade between [EU] Member States and which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the [EU's] internal market [...] (the...

 

HTMLFTAIA Remains a 'Foreign' Statute Open to Multiple Interpretations
Scott Martin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
Congress enacted the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) in 1982 to clarify the extraterritorial reach of the Sherman Act. Subsequently, the FTAIA itself was the subject of a further clarifying opinion by the Supreme Court barely a decade ago - one that, unfortunately, left open to...

 


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