Document(s) published by this organization: 80
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|Court Issues Ruling on Phase One of Deepwater Horizon Trial, Finding BP, Transocean and Halliburton at Fault|
William C. Baldwin; Jones Walker LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 16, 2014On September 4, 2014, Judge Carl Barbier of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued findings of fact and conclusions of law in the first phase of Transocean's limitation of liability action and the United States' penalty action arising out of the Deepwater...
|CFPB Finalizes Rule on Annual Privacy Notices|
Robert L. Carothers; Jones Walker LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 23, 2014On October 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") announced that it had finalized a rule to allow financial institutions that meet certain requirements to post their privacy policies online in lieu of mailing annual privacy notices to their customers.
|Regulators Expect Continued Focus on Fair Lending|
H. Gary Pannell; Jones Walker LLP;
January 16, 2015Compliance with fair lending requirements continues to rank as a high priority among federal financial regulators. A panel discussion at a meeting of the Mortgage Bankers Association in late September featured representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection...
|FFIEC Releases 2014 BSA/AML Examination Manual|
Neal C. Wise; Jones Walker LLP;
January 7, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014On December 2, 2014, the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council ("FFIEC") released the 2014 Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual ("Exam Manual"). The update marks the first time since 2010 that the FFIEC has updated the Exam Manual, although...
|SEC Called to Act Regarding Fee-shifting Corporate Bylaws|
Luke B. Falgoust; Jones Walker LLP;
January 6, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014In an October 29, 2014, letter sent to Mary Jo White, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has asked the SEC to take action regarding fee-shifting bylaws that allow corporations to recover litigation expenses from investors that...
|MSRB Proposes to Extend "Gifts" Rule to Municipal Advisors|
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") on October 23, 2014, issued a request for comment on proposed rule amendments expanding application of Rule G-20 to municipal advisors. MSRB Rule G-20 presently governs gifts, gratuities, and non-cash compensation given or permitted to be...
|Cybersecurity Assessment Observations|
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014In June 2014, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council ("FFIEC") launched a pilot cybersecurity testing program utilizing upcoming state and federal regulatory examinations at more than 500 community financial institutions. The purpose of the effort was to assess how these...
|Important New OSHA Reporting Requirements and Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Injury and Illness Reporting|
Jane H. Heidingsfelder; Jones Walker LLP;
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 2014Final rule goes into effect on January 1, 2015.
|Faulty Background Checks Can Be Very Costly|
Sidney F. Lewis; Jones Walker LLP;
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 2014Unfortunately, many employers conduct background checks on applicants and employees without crossing the Ts and dotting the Is. Recent lawsuits and settlements totaling millions of dollars highlight the risk for employers who ignore the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act...
|OSHA Guidance on Ebola in the Workplace|
Jane H. Heidingsfelder; Jones Walker LLP;
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 2014OSHA has just released guidelines on protecting workers from Ebola in the workplace. Noting that employers are responsible for protecting workers from exposure to Ebola and chemicals used for cleaning and disinfecting, OSHA’s guidelines address cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, areas, and...