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|Banks Subject to New Wave of ADA Lawsuits|
Rhoads Sinon LLP;
September 15, 2016, previously published on August 2016In the past year, businesses across the country have received demand letters or been served with a lawsuit for failure to maintain an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible website.
|Canada Begins Process of Updating Federal Financial Institution Legislation|
Rachael Belanger, Jeffrey S. Graham, Stephen J. Redican; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 15, 2016, previously published on September 9, 2016The Canadian Department of Finance (the “Department”) has released a consultation document entitled “Supporting a Strong and Growing Economy: Positioning Canada’s Financial Sector for the Future” (the “Finance Paper”).
|Italy Enacts New “White List”|
Carla Calcagnile, Luca Ferrari, Marco Lombardi; Jones Day;
September 12, 2016, previously published on September 2016On August 9, 2016 the Italian Ministry of Finance issued a Decree (“the Decree”) amending the list of countries that are deemed to allow for an adequate exchange of information with Italy, the so-called “White List” set out in Ministerial Decree of September 4, 1996.
|Subordinated Debt - An Effective Alternative for Capital|
Michael D. Waters; Jones Walker LLP;
September 9, 2016, previously published on August 18, 2016Banks and bank holding companies always need capital, and capital is crucial if a bank wants to undertake an acquisition, or improve its ratios for CRE concentration limits (something the regulators are looking at with greater frequency), or for other purposes. Of course, a sale of common stock is...
|Nasdaq Makes Preparations to Shorten Settlement Cycle for Securities Transactions from T+3 to T+2|
Peter J. Rivas; Jones Walker LLP;
September 9, 2016, previously published on September 1, 2016In connection with the industry-led initiative to shorten the settlement cycle for transactions in U.S. equities and other securities from trade date plus three business days (T+3) to trade date plus two business days (T+2), the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) has preliminarily...
|Security Deposits Protect Against Non-paying Customers|
Sara M. Donnersbach; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
September 9, 2016, previously published on August 31, 2016The Public Utilities Commission ("the Commission") is a state agency that has regulatory authority over certain public utilities. The Commission works to regulate the rates customers pay for electricity and ensure that companies provide quality, safe and reliable electric service.1
|Michigan Court of Appeals Analyzes Foreclosure Rights in Two Recent Opinions|
Patricia Joan Scott; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
September 7, 2016, previously published on August 18, 2016As every lender and mortgage servicer knows, since the financial and housing crisis, courts have been clogged with cases analyzing the rights of lenders and borrowers with respect to consumer mortgage loans. These loans are usually evidenced by a promissory note, whereby the borrower promises to...
|Selected Risk Retention Questions and Answers for CMBS Securitizations|
Michael S. Gambro, Anna H. Glick, Stuart N. Goldstein, Y. Jeffrey Rotblat; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 16, 2016On October 22, 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (the...
|Federal Bank Regulators Issue FAQs in Alignment With Dodd-Frank Reform Act Section 342(b)(2)(C)|
Michelle P. Wimes; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016On August 2, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency made available a five-page Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document to accompany an interagency policy statement issued by these agencies...
|The Billion Dollar Industry in Need of a Bank|
Monica Kim; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
August 23, 2016, previously published on Summer 2016As of March, 2016, cannabis is legally sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia, either for recreational or medical use. Illinois became one of these states in 2013, when the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/1 et seq, (CUA) was signed into law. The CUA...