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HTMLThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Case against Corinthian Colleges
Brooks Bossong; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
My most recent blog entries have been focused on the CFPB’s new mortgage servicing rules and the Flagstar Bank enforcement case. I’m going to switch gears for a moment and take a look at the Corinthian Colleges case.

 

HTMLThe Fourth Circuit, En Banc, Addresses Removal / Remand Litigation
Peter Pappas; Nexsen Pruet LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
In Barlow v. Colgate Palmolive Co., 772 F.3d 1001 (4th Cir. 2014), an en banc decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit considered two cases where plaintiffs allegedly misrepresented their intent to pursue claims against non-diverse defendants in actions that were removed...

 

HTMLChanges to Mortgage Servicing Rules
Brooks Bossong; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
Armed with some background on what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is and does (from my 11-11-14 blog entry), let’s dive directly into the issue of rules. For starters, let’s look into the CFPB’s new rules relating to servicing mortgages.

 

HTMLPredictive Coding Slowly Becoming a Game Changer
Rachael Lewis Anna; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
In 2012, Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck of the Southern District of New York approved the use of predictive coding (also called “technology assisted review” or “TAR”) in Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe to search for relevant information. Predictive coding enables attorneys...

 

HTMLWhat to be Mindful Of in 2015
Paul G. Topolka; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
Taxpayers and representatives need to be mindful that the IRS Appeals Office has implemented what is known as the Appeals Judicial and Culture (AJAC) Project.

 

HTML2014 Employment and Labor Law Final Exam Answer Key
James T. Hedgepath; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
South Carolina generally prohibits garnishment of wages, with three notable exceptions. First, a South Carolina employer may garnish an employee’s wages when the employee owes wages to the federal government or a state government. Second, a South Carolina employer may garnish wages pursuant...

 

HTMLOSHA's Expanded Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
David Dubberly; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on December 1, 2014
Happy New Year from OSHA! In 2015 employers must comply with two changes to OSHA reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

 

HTMLWhite House Initiative on Immigration
David Robinson; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
On Nov. 20, President Obama announced a wide-ranging series of executive actions to reform U.S. immigration policy. Although these unilateral actions will most certainly be challenged by Congress and in the courts, and although none are yet in effect, it is important for employers to immediately...

 

HTMLConsumer Financial Protection Bureau - The Basics of the CFPB
Brooks Bossong; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
Let’s begin—honestly—by acknowledging that the very words, “the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” tend to make our eyes glaze over, whether you’re a supporter or opponent of the CFPB’s cause or work for an institution that’s subject to the...

 

HTMLIndependent Contractors: The NLRB Refines its Standards
Jimmy Byars, David Robinson; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
Whether an individual is classified as an independent contractor or an employee has significant legal implications, because most federal and state employment laws do not apply to independent contractors. Independent contractors often afford companies greater flexibility with their workforce,...

 


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