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CRM Law Firms How to develop a sales pipeline
Most law firms have an ebb and a flow when attracting and retaining new clients. However... Read More >
Monkeypox Cases are Rising and There are Workplace Considerations Needed
Monkeypox (MPV) is the latest virus to catch wide attention. But it is important for... Read More >
Copyright for Memes Leads to Questions about Infringement
Internet memes spread like wildfire online and capture the core essences of Internet... Read More >
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CFPB Goes After Nonbank Mortgage Lender for Illegal Redlining
On July 27, the CFPB and DOJ proposed a settlement with a nonbank mortgage lender for its... Read More >
Crypto Startups Receive Limited Investor Support During Downturn
Celsius, a London-based crypto lender, filed for bankruptcy protection roughly a month... Read More >
DOJ, SEC Allege Insider Trading Violations Against Former Coinbase Employee
On July 21, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Securities and Exchange... Read More >
Crypto M&As May Be On the Rise After Financial Downturn
In 2021, we saw a cryptocurrency boom with record highs and a flurry of activity. However... Read More >
NFTs: 40 Frequently Asked Legal Questions
Non-fungible tokens were minted and sold under the radar until a relatively obscure... Read More >
Remote Work Raises Potential Issues for Employers
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers required their employees to work remotely to... Read More >
FTC Regulation of Endorsements Online by Influencers
As we previously reported, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeks comments on proposed... Read More >
Robinhood's Cybersecurity policy is not enough for NYDFS
The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced its first ever penalty... Read More >
D.C. Circuit Upholds FAA Remote ID Rule For Drones
RaceDayQuads, a racing drone retailer based in Orlando, Florida, and Tyler Brennan, a... Read More >

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Federal Law News

August 2022 U.S. Executive Branch Schedules and Priorities

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:45 a.m. EDT...

Weekly Department of Labor Review: August 5, 2022

Senate Scrambles Ahead of Summer Escape. While members of the U.S. House of Representatives returned home for the ...

Cyber Security in Financial Institution Report Published by Federal Reserve Board

Recently, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) published its annual Cybersecurity and Financial System Resilience...

ERISA case dismissed by seventh circuit court

Since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, courts around the country have overwhelmingly rejected ERISA fiduciary-breach claims by 401(k) plan participants seeking relief related to...

TILA Failure Doesn't Remove Borrower Need to Return Loan Proceeds

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit held that a mortgage servicer’s failure to provide a required disclosure informing borrowers of their three-day right to rescind the loan under the Truth in...

How To Handle A Missed 401k Plan Restatement Deadline

For the many employers that use a pre-approved 401(k) plan (or another type of defined contribution plan), the deadline to execute a restatement of the plan was July 31, 2022.  An employer that missed the deadline will need to...

Schumer and Manchin Reach Agreement About Inflation Reduction Act

On July 27, 2022, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Senator Manchin announced a surprise agreement to move forward with an expanded reconciliation bill titled the ...

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State Law News

Texas Court provides guidance on interpreting vague wills

In Prather v. Callon Petroleum Operating Co., the court of appeals resolved a will construction issue that determined who owned certain mineral interests. No. 11-20-00189-CV, 2022 Tex. App. LEXIS 3200 (Tex. App.—Eastland May 12, 2022, no...

Governor Kathy Hochul Signs Paid Vaccination Leave Extension

Back in March 2021, when it wasn’t easy for many people to get an appointment for an inoculation against COVID-19, New York State created ...

Green TCPA Attorney Fails to File Motion to Bifurcate Discovery

Happy Friday TCPA World. Today we have an interesting decision coming out of the Eastern District of North Carolina, titled Silva...

How To Make Use of Common Interest Doctrine In North Carolina

Parties to a lawsuit often find themselves on the "same side of the courtroom" as other entities or individuals. In these instances, where a party is one of multiple (or many) co-plaintiffs or co-defendants, it is often...

New Jersey Supreme Court increased the jurisdictional limits in civil courts

Effective July 1, 2022, the New Jersey Supreme Court has increased the jurisdictional limits in civil courts. The New Jersey Special Civil Part jurisdictional limit has increased from $15,000 to $20,000. The jurisdictional...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

MFN Clauses and Indian Tax Treaties

Recently, the Pune bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (“Tribunal”) has ruled in favour of GRI Renewable...

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Indian High Court Arbitral Appointment Backlog Fixed by Supreme Court

While hearing the special leave petition in Shree Vishnu Constructions (“Appellant”) v. The Engineering in Chief,...

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The Securities and Exchange Board of India Addresses Stressed Assets In Banking and Finance Industry

The financial system of India has over the years been plagued by stressed assets thereby propelling the requirement...

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India's Supreme Court Decision On Copyright Infringement Case

The categorization of offences under a statute as cognizable/non-cognizable and bailable/non-bailable as per the Code...

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Ministry of the Interior Changes Requirements for Brazilian Nationals Traveling to Mexico

Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación) has determined that all Brazilian nationals...

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