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HTMLThe Volcker Rule . . . Finally.
Genna Garver, Shannon M. Thompson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013
On December 10, 2013, five federal agencies issued the long-awaited final rules implementing Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (codified as Section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended) (the “Volcker Rule”). Scott Alvarez,...

 

HTMLCFPB Focuses on Student Loan Servicing
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 11, 2013
On December 3rd, the CFPB issued a rule that allows the Bureau to supervise certain non-bank student loan servicers for the first time. Currently, the CFPB supervises student loan servicing at the largest banks. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB was also granted the authority to supervise certain...

 

HTMLAnother U.S. Court of Appeals Decision Protects U.S. Creditors from the Effects of Foreign Bankruptcy Law
Paul J. Keenan, Ari Newman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013
One of the effects of commercial globalization is that the bankruptcy filing of a debtor with transnational business relationships will sometimes result in a clash between the substantive bankruptcy laws of different countries. A frequent question is whether the bankruptcy laws of a foreign country...

 

HTMLNew Provisions of the Mexican Federal Tax Code
Diana S. Davis, Felipe Garcia Estrada; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 10, 2013
This GT Alert provides a general overview of the recently enacted provisions of the Tax Code which will become effective as of January 1, 2014. The impact of these obligations on Mexican taxpayers’ compliance is summarized below.

 

HTMLFTB Unable to Assess Enhanced Promoter Penalties Prior to 2004
Jeremiah Coder, G. Michelle Ferreira, Bradley R. Marsh; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 6, 2013
In a sharp rebuke, the California Court of Appeals recently rejected an interpretation by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) that it could apply a 2003 law that increased the penalty for promoting an abusive tax shelter to periods prior to the effective date of the law. The decision involved California...

 

HTMLA Brief Recap of Recent Regulatory Actions Regarding Short-Term, Small-Dollar Lending
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2013, previously published on December 3, 2013
Providers of short-term, small-dollar loans, including deposit advance products and payday loans, have increasingly come under attack in recent months by Federal and State regulators. These attacks have been both collateral and direct and they appear to be close to reaching a dramatic crescendo. A...

 

HTMLSub-Saharan Africa's Performance in this Year's Corruption Perception Index
Matthew J. Cannon, D. Porpoise Evans, Alais L. M. Griffin, Benjamin B. Tymann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013
The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), published annually by Transparency International, scores 177 countries and territories on their perceived level of public sector corruption using a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). This highly-respected annual perception ranking draws its...

 

HTMLOn Party Line Vote, House Financial Services Committee Passes Six Bills Aimed at Restructuring the CFPB
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013
On November 21st, the House Financial Services Committee passed six bills aimed at bringing oversight, accountability and transparency to the CFPB. Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) called the bills “common-sense bills that bring a modicum of accountability and transparency to the...

 

HTMLOCC and FDIC Issue Guidance Regarding Deposit Advance Products
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013
On November 21st, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) separately issued guidance on deposit advance loans.4 The guidance establishes numerous expectations for institutions that offer such products. It covers matters such as consumer...

 

HTMLCFPB Takes Action against Mortgage Insurer for Alleged Kickbacks
Robert E. Bostrom, Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013
On November 15th, the CFPB filed a complaint and a proposed consent order against Republic Mortgage Insurance Corporation, a private mortgage insurance company (RMIC). The complaint alleges that RMIC violated Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act by paying illegal kickbacks to...

 


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