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HTMLCFPB Issues Amendments to Clarify Trid Rules
Neal C. Wise; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2016, previously published on August 4, 2016
On July 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed various amendments to the federal mortgage disclosure requirements, commonly known as TRID. The stated purpose of the amendments is to memorialize informal guidance issued by the CFPB through webinars, compliance guides, or...

 

HTMLIRS Clarifies Income Inclusion Rules in Section 50(d)(5) for Partnerships and S Corporations
Jonathan R. Katz, Ravinder P. Khinda; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2016, previously published on July 2016
On July 21, 2016, the IRS released temporary and proposed regulations that address income inclusion with respect to lessees of investment tax credit property when owners treat the lessees as having acquired the property for investment tax credit purposes. The rules apply when a partnership or an S...

 

HTMLBSA/AML: The More Things Stay the Same, the More They Change
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2016, previously published on July 7, 2016
On May 11, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a final rule on new customer due diligence (CDD) requirements for financial institutions, including banks and broker/dealers. Because of the potential compliance challenges the new rules impose, the requirements do not become...

 

HTMLOCC Report Highlights Strategic, Credit, Operational, and Compliance Risks
George A. LeMaistre; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2016, previously published on July 21, 2016
The persistence of low interest rates, the new technologies that offer opportunities to bankers-and, perhaps, also to cybercriminals-a weakened oil and gas industry, and an array of new laws and their inevitable new regulations, all contribute to the risks that federally chartered banks and savings...

 

HTMLSOLAS VGM Regulations for Containers Set to Go into Effect July 1
William C. Baldwin, R. Scott Jenkins; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, a new amendment to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations will require the declaration of the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of a packed container before the container can be loaded onto a vessel to which SOLAS applies. The incorrect declaration of cargo weight can lead to...

 

HTMLHigh Court Clarifies False Claims Act Ramifications for Government Contractors and Others
Stanley A. Millan, Chad V. Theriot; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016
Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States, Ex. Rel. Julio Escobar, --- U.S. ---(June 16, 2016), handed down a significant interpretation of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §3729, et seq.) resolving conflicts among the federal circuit courts of appeal. This follow-up Alert emphasizes...

 

HTMLSEC Amends Form 10-K to Permit Inclusion of Summaries
Joan S. Guilfoyle; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 9, 2016
On June 1, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued an interim final rule amending Form 10-K (the annual report public companies must file with the SEC) to permit reporting companies, at their option, to include a summary of the information required by the Form 10-K in...

 

HTML5th Circuit Rules on Civil Penalties in Citizen Lawsuit Case
Stanley A. Millan; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 15, 2016
The Fifth Circuit in Environmental Texas Citizen Lobby, Incorporated; Sierra Club v. ExxonMobil Corporation, ---F.3rd--- (5th Cir. May 27, 2011), reversed and remanded a Clean Air Act citizen lawsuit (42 U.S.C. §7604) case on issues of ongoing or repeated air permit violations and assessment...

 

HTMLCurrent Expected Credit Losses Methodology
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
The Current Expected Credit Losses Methodology (CECL) for estimating allowances for credit losses, unlike poor Cecil the lion, lives. On June 16 after much contentious debate, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU (No. 2016-13) Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326):...

 

HTMLHigh Court Addresses Key False Claims Act Issues: Implied Certification Theory Upheld, but High Bar Set for Materiality Requirement
William W. Horton, Nadia M. de la Houssaye; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 21, 2016
In Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex. rel. Escobar (June 16, 2016), a unanimous Supreme Court handed down a significant interpretation of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §3729, et seq.), resolving conflicts among the federal circuit courts of appeal concerning the validity...

 


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