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Adobe PDFCFPB Enforcement Action Against Payday Lender Has Broad Implications for Financial Institutions
Stephen Lillley, Andrew J. Pincus, Jeffrey P. Taft; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has entered a consent order with a payday lender for debt collection practices that the CFPB alleged violated the Dodd-Frank Act’s prohibition on unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices. The $10 million settlement casts a significant...

 

HTMLHigh Court Rules Autopsy Reports Exempt from the SC Freedom of Information Act
Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
The Court ruled that an autopsy report is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") disclosure requirements. This is the second opinion in the last month by the Court that restricts the reach of the FOIA.

 

HTMLThe Federal Victim-Witness Act
Alex V. Hernandez; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, or if you have been called to testify before a federal grand jury or trial, you may have questions about what you can expect as a case works its way through the system. This post will answer some of the most frequently asked questions...

 

Adobe PDFPension protection fund changes following Olympic Airlines case
Beth Brown, Ronan McNabb; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 2014
The regulatory amendments drawn up by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions following the outcome in Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension & Life Assurance Scheme v Olympic Airlines SA have been drafted narrowly and may end up protecting no one other than the beneficiaries of the...

 

HTMLConan Doyle Estate’s Quixotic Attempt to Protect Sherlock Holmes
Eric K. Gill; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Led by Judge Richard Posner, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently refused what Posner called a “quixotic” attempt to extend copyright law. While the holding was perhaps to be expected, the opinion introduced a mystery of its own: If not copyright, what will stop today’s...

 

HTMLNew Government-Industry Working Group on Wind Energy Development in Québec
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Mathieu Bernier Trudeau; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
Québec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Pierre Arcand announced yesterday the creation of a Government-industry working group destined to assess the development of the provincial wind power industry.

 

HTMLPolice Order to Stay Put While Conducting Background Check Is a Seizure under Fourth Amendment
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli, G. Ross Trindle; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Overview: The Ninth Circuit recently held that, when a police officer orders a suspect to “stay put,” that command constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and can implicate municipal liability under Monell.

 

Adobe PDFDo What I Say, Not What I Do: The US Internal Revenue Service Finalizes Changes to the Mixed Straddle Rules
James R. Barry, George W. Craven, Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
In 1981, when Congress enacted the straddle rules preventing selective loss recognition, it directed the IRS to allow taxpayers to recognize built-in gain and loss on mixed straddles. In response, the IRS wrote regulations that permit such gain and loss recognition. The IRS has changed its view and...

 

HTMLExecutive Order Extends Workplace Anti-Discrimination Protections to LGBT Workers of Federal Contractors
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Though it took longer than expected, President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order extending protections against workplace discrimination to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) community. Signed July 21, 2014, the Executive Order prohibits...

 

Adobe PDFDC Pensions Flexibility: Government Consultation Response Published
Jonathan Moody, Anna Rogers, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
In the 2014 Budget, the Government announced what it called “the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century”. The most significant change announced was that, from April 2015, members with money purchase or cash balance rights would be able to...

 


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