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HTMLProposed Rules Published on Dodd-Frank Changes to Home Mortgage Disclosure Regulations
Alan B. Clark, Edmund "Ed" D. Harllee; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
On August 29, 2014, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the “Bureau”) issued a proposed rule and request for public comment on changes to its Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) to implement changes to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (“HMDA”) required by the...

 

HTMLWorker Classification Task Force Established in Virginia
Amanda M. Weaver, Kyle H. Wingfield; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014
On August 14, 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 24 to establish an inter-agency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The task force is a response to a 2012 report of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission finding that one-third of...

 

HTMLFRB Issues Proposed Rules to Repeal Regulation AA, as Required by Dodd-Frank
Alan B. Clark, Edmund "Ed" D. Harllee; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
On Wednesday, August 27, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) published in the Federal Register proposed rules and a request for public comment to repeal its Regulation AA (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices).

 

HTMLVirginia Tax Department Changes Conservation Easement Tax Credit Procedures
Thomas W. Aldous; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
The Virginia Department of Taxation (“Tax”) is modifying its procedures for issuing land preservation tax credits and is trying to improve its customer service. At a meeting hosted by Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, on August 28, 2014, Tax representatives explained...

 

HTMLOut of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA
Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
The United States government in conjunction with the Bloomberg Philanthropies held the first ever US-Africa Business Summit on August 4-6, 2014 to discuss trade opportunities in Africa. A primary focus of discussion at the summit was the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a regulation passed...

 

HTMLSharpening the Blue Pencil: NC Court of Appeals Decision May Give Business Buyers More Power over Non-Competes
Miles S. Bruder; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014
With its split decision in Beverage Systems of the Carolinas, LLC v. Associated Beverage Repair, LLC, et al. (No. COA14-185), the North Carolina Court of Appeals has created a new question about the universal application of the state’s “blue pencil doctrine.” The decision required...

 

HTMLDefeating Class Certification: Halliburton II Ruling Impacts Securities Class Action Issues
Turner A. Broughton, Lauren M. Wheeling; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
In its June 23, 2014 opinion in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (“Halliburton II”), the United States Supreme Court addressed two securities class action issues:

 

HTMLAnother Hoop For Government Contractors: The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
Jeffrey Miller, Laura D. Windsor; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
On Thursday, July 31, 2014, President Obama signed another in a series of recent Executive Orders targeting employment practices of federal government contractors and subcontractors. Under the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (the “EO”), federal contractors and...

 

HTMLSecond Amendment Rights “Out the Door” in D.C.
Cameron M. Rountree; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
Despite what might be implied by this article’s title, Second Amendment rights have actually expanded in D.C. recently. Last month, in Palmer v. District of Columbia --F. Supp.2d-- (2014); 2014 WL 3702854 (D.D.C. July 24, 2014), the US District Court held that the city’s de facto...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Adopts More Demanding Test for Exercise of Objective Prudence by Retirement Plan Fiduciaries -Tatum v. RJR Pension Investment Committee
Robert W. Shaw, Mark S. Thomas; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
In the latest ruling in a long-running battle arising from company stock fund divestments, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has underscored the importance of procedural prudence in the management of plan assets. In Tatum v. RJR Pension Investment Committee et al, No. 13-1360 (4th...

 


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