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|Massachusetts Governor Orders Comprehensive Review of State Regulations|
Jack S. Gearan, H. Hamilton Hackney; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015On March 31, 2015, the Governor of Massachusetts signed an executive order initiating a comprehensive review of all regulations promulgated by the Executive Department and leaving in place the regulatory pause announced by the Administration earlier in the year. While short in length, this...
|CFPB Releases its Consumer Arbitration Study|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, Murray B. Silverstein; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015The CFPB released its long-awaited study on the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer contracts for financial products and services on March 10, 2015. The 410-page Arbitration Study (Study) (728 pages when including the 2013 Preliminary CBPB Study) is the CFPB’s report to...
|Supreme Court Decision Impacts Strategic Decision Making for Trademark Enforcement|
Daniel I. Schloss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, in some cases, decisions made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office can preclude courts from addressing the same issue decided by the TTAB. The case is B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries,...
|CFPB Outlines Payday Loan Rule|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015The CFPB held a field hearing on payday lending March 26 in Richmond, Va., where it announced the details of the payday loan rule that it is considering proposing. Although the outline of the rule provided by the CFPB is not a formal notice of proposed rulemaking, it is referred to in this Alert as...
|SEC Reminds the Fund Industry that Gifts May Violate the 1940 Act, Not Just the Code of Ethics|
Richard M. Cutshall, Arthur Don; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015Late last month, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management released Guidance Update No. 2015-01 (February 2015), reminding the investment management community of the potential conflicts of interest that arise when the personnel of an investment adviser to a registered...
|Online Dispute Resolution is Not Science Fiction, Says Advisory Group|
Robert E. Collier-Wright; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015The Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Advisory Group of the Civil Justice Council, a group established on 25 April 2014 and led by Professor Richard Susskind (IT Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice), has proposed radical changes to the court system of England and Wales, including the introduction of a...
|Foreign Venture Capital Investments in Sub-Saharan African Technology Startups|
Aron J. Ambia; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015A McKinsey report published in February 2014 estimates that mobile phone ownership among adults in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is estimated to be 66 percent. The rapid spread of Internet-enabled mobile phones throughout SSA has created an opportunity for the emergence of tech startups and venture...
|Myth vs. Fact: Responses to Arguments Against the EB-5 Pilot Program|
Laura Foote Reiff; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015Myth 1: Buy a Green Card - The EB-5 program was established to help high-net-worth individuals buy a green card.
|IGAD to Establish International Arbitration Center in Djibouti|
Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which consists of member states Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda, will establish an international arbitration center in Djibouti focused on resolving business disputes in the region. The decision to...
|PTAB Moves Forward on Quick-Fix Rule Changes|
Scott A. McKeown; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015The USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has announced some of their "quick fix" rule changes today in advance of the anticipated Federal Register Notice. In addition to expected changes to page limits, the Director also mentioned other changes that may be proposed through...