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|Expect a New Chairman and Five Member CPSC Next Week|
Heyl Royster Voelker Allen Professional Corporation;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on the Senate Floor (video clip below) that the Senate will consider and vote on the nominations of Elliot Kaye and Joe Mohorovic on Monday, July 28th. President Obama nominated Kaye to serve as the next Chairman and as a Commissioner of...
|The Enforcement Begins: Highlights of the CRTC FAQ Updates on CASL|
Roland Hung, Shana Wolch; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014CASL came into effect on July 1, 2014, including the provisions for sending commercial electronic messages (CEM) (section 6) and installing computer programs (section 8). Since July 1, 2014, it is reported that the CRTC has received more than 1,000 complaints. Hence, awareness of this new law is...
|Selected Issues in Church Governance|
Trevor A. Brown; Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher A Law Corporation;
July 28, 2014, previously published by Legal Handbook: A Resource Guide for Pastors, 2014 Edition on July 2014Since a primary evidence that Christians are Christ-followers is their love for one another (By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35), one hopes there is little need for a lawyer to talk about the legal rules governing business organizations and how...
|A Synopsis of the Cyprus Holding Company|
Aquilina Demetriadi; Anastasios Antoniou LLC;
July 28, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Cyprus provides an established, stable and solid legislative framework under which Cyprus companies can be formed for intermediary or ultimate holding purposes within corporate groups, in project finance, cross-border transactions or even investment management contexts.
|CPFB Turns Three: Three Years, Big Impact|
Kristen R. Brown, Alexandra Megaris, Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has concluded its third year. Created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Bureau has taken significant steps to define its role in the consumer financial services...
|Eleventh Circuit Holds Consumers May Revoke “Prior Express Consent” Under the TCPA Either Orally or in Writing|
Reid S. Manley, Seth I. Muse; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014In Osorio v. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., No. 13-10951 (11th Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed and remanded a Florida district court’s grant of defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s Telephone Consumer Protection...
|Texas District Court Addresses Prior Express Consent|
Zachary D. Miller; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014In Cherkaoui v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc., No. 4:13-cv-00467 (S.D. Tex. May 23, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas examined how a creditor may obtain “prior express consent” from a borrower and the level of evidence necessary for a borrower to survive...
|Disputing Debts under the FDCPA - The Effect of the Fourth Circuit’s Opinion in Clark v. Absolute Collection Service, Inc.|
R. Scott Adams; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014In January of this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth Circuit”) decided the case of Clark v. Absolute Collection Service, Inc. (741 F.3d 487, 4th Cir. 2014). The question of first impression before the Court was whether Section 1692g(a)(3) of the...
|Five Reasons Why You Need a Good Succession Plan Now|
Liza C. Moore; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014Remember the old saying “failing to plan is planning to fail”? Here are five reasons why you need a good succession plan now.
|How Family-Owned Businesses Can Use Mediation and Arbitration|
Erica B. Garay; Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Family-owned businesses are the backbone of our community. Most businesses in fact are family-owned, yet few succeed beyond the second generation. Can you buck this trend, and ensure that your family-owned business is preserved, relationships cultivated, and toxicity avoided? Or will you face a...