Document(s) published by this organization: 10
|New Debt Collector Regulations Adopted in New York|
Jeffrey Barringer, Laura Greco; McGlinchey Stafford;
January 6, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014On December 3, the New York State Department of Financial Services adopted new regulations that will impose requirements on debt collectors, including debt buyers, in connection with their collection of debts from consumers.
|CFPB Takes Action Against Franklin Loan Corporation for Illegal Bonus Program|
Jeffrey Barringer, Laura Hobson Brown, Marc J. Lifset; McGlinchey Stafford;
December 12, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014On November 13, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) ordered Franklin Loan Corporation (“Franklin”), a residential mortgage lender, to pay $730,000 because it paid its loan officers quarterly bonuses in violation of the Federal Reserve Board’s Loan...
|DOJ to Increase Scrutiny of False Claims Act Cases for Possible Parallel Criminal Proceedings|
Melissa H. Harris, Gerard E. Wimberly; McGlinchey Stafford;
October 22, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it would begin reviewing all new whistleblower lawsuits filed under the civil False Claims Act, to determine whether a parallel criminal investigation might be appropriate. This marks a significant departure from past...
|A “Comfort Letter” Can Play An Important Role In Financing A Branded Hotel|
Rose Marie L. Fiore; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014A franchised or “branded” hotel is one affiliated with a major hotel franchisor, such as Hilton® or Starwood®. Hotels that are part of a branded chain typically operate under a franchise agreement. A franchise agreement is an agreement between a franchisor and a franchisee,...
|OSHA Launches Online System For Whistleblower Complaints|
Kimberly M. James; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014In December 5, 2013, OSHA rolled out a new, web-based tool that allows potential whistleblowers to submit their complaints to OSHA directly on-line. David Michaels, the Assistant Secretary of Labor, stated in a press release “[t]he ability of workers to speak out and exercise their rights...
|Online Gaming in Louisiana: History and Prospects for the Future|
Benjamin O. Schupp; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Louisiana has had a long and colorful history of gambling—both legal and illegal. In 1823 New Orleans had six casinos licensed by the Louisiana legislature. During this time New Orleans actually had a street named Craps (now Burgundy street) in honor of the ubiquitous dice game imported by...
|Jazzland: a Reminder about Trademarks|
Mary H. Drabnis; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014In the recent 2014 regular legislative session, Louisiana repealed a law that had reserved the word "Jazzland" and related logos in the state for use by Jazzland, Inc.
|New Statute on Assertions of Patent Infringement|
Mary H. Drabnis; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Have you received a letter asking for payment or a license due to the letter-sender's patent(s)?
|Louisiana Sales/Use Tax Update|
Jaye A. Calhoun; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014The Louisiana courts have been busy but very few recent Louisiana sales and use tax cases actually address substantive tax issues. Many of the the tax opinions issued by Louisiana courts over the last year or so, tell a cautionary tale to both the tax collector and to taxpayers about what not to do...
|The Ohio Supreme Court Holds that a Lender May Make Short-Term, Single-Installment Loans under the Ohio Mortgage Loan Act, Effectively Rendering the More Restrictive Short-Term Loan Act a “Dead Letter.”|
R. Glenn Knirsch, Arthur J. Rotatori; McGlinchey Stafford;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014On June 11, 2014, the Ohio Supreme Court resolved an issue opened by the Ninth District Court of Appeals of Ohio in 2012: can Mortgage Loan Act (“MLA”) registrants make single-installment loans? In Ohio Neighborhood Finance, Inc. v. Scott, the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously held that,...