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HTMLCalifornia Court of Appeal Rules that State Law Claims for Alleged Misuse of the Term 'Organic' on Food Products Are Preempted by Federal Law
Angela Diesch, Mark D. Kemple; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 31, 2013
In a case of first impression, and with enormous national implications for the food industry, on December 23, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, ruled that state law consumer actions challenging certified organic growers’ labeling of food products as...

 

HTMLCFPB Sues Online Loan Servicer for UDAAP Violations
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 27, 2013
On December 16th, the CFPB’s Enforcement Division filed a lawsuit against an online loan servicer in federal district court in Massachusetts alleging that the servicer engaged in unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAPs).

 

Adobe PDFHigh Probability of Estate Tax Audit Necessitates Advance Preparation
Jeremiah Coder, G. Michelle Ferreira; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 30, 2013
Most individual taxpayers are fortunate enough to never have to endure a painful interaction with the IRS beyond filing their personal income tax returns. Budgetary pressures in recent years have constrained the IRS’s ability to devote significant resources to effective routine enforcement of...

 

HTMLCFPB and DOJ Order Indirect Auto Lender to Pay $80 Million to Consumers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 27, 2013
On December 20th, the CFPB and the Department of Justice ordered one of the largest indirect auto lenders in the United States to pay $80 million in damages to African-American, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific Islander borrowers as well as $18 million in penalties for alleged violations of the...

 

HTMLFINRA Again Presses for Expungement Limits Outside of Formal Rulemaking Process
Andy Clark, Terry R. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 27, 2013, previously published on December 24, 2013
Although FINRA has not announced any proposed changes to the rules governing expungement of broker information from the Central Registration Depository (CRD), let alone has the SEC approved such rulemaking, FINRA is taking informal steps to limit arbitrators’ recommendations of expungement.

 

HTMLNinth Circuit (Finally) Rejects Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Trademark Preliminary Injunction Contex
Nina D. Boyajian, Susan L. Heller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 27, 2013, previously published on December 20, 2013
In Herb Reed Enters., LLC v. Fla. Entm’t Mgmt., No. 12-16868, 2013 WL 6224288 (9th Cir. Cal. Dec. 2, 2013), the Ninth Circuit joined other circuits in ruling that trademark owners no longer enjoy a presumption of irreparable harm when seeking a preliminary injunction.

 

Adobe PDFEnergy Reform Approved by the Mexican Congress
Greenberg Traurig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013
This GT Alert describes the most important aspects of the Energy Reform approved on December 12, 2013 by the Mexican Congress amending Articles 25, 27 and 28 of the Mexican Constitution (the "2013 Energy Reform").

 

HTMLCFPB Study Points to Rules that May Restrict or Ban Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Contracts for Consumer Financial Products
Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 18, 2013
On December 12, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB) published a preliminary version of its long-awaited research report on the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in contracts for consumer financial products and services.

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Adds Eligibility Requirement for Chapter 15 Cases
Mark D. Bloom, Paul J. Keenan, G. Ray Warner; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
A recent decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has added an additional eligibility requirement for the filing of Chapter 15 cases. In Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund LP v. Barnet (In re Barnet), --- F.3d ---, 2013 WL 6482499 (2d Cir. 12/11/2013), the Court applied the section 109...

 

HTMLCFPB Releases Initial Arbitration Study Findings
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
On December 12th, the CFPB released a preliminary report on its study of the use of arbitration clauses in connection with consumer financial products and services. The CFPB has been conducting this study of arbitration agreements as required by section 1028 of the Dodd-Frank Act. After conducting...

 


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