What’s Inside the CFPB Enforcement Policies and Procedures Manual 2.0

What’s Inside the CFPB Enforcement Policies and Procedures Manual 2.0 Despite facing significant legal challenges and a shifting political landscape, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is virtually unrestrained in its ability to launch investigations and threaten enforcement actions. We’ve obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the most recent official CFPB Enforcement Policies and Procedures Manual Version 2.0. View Full Post
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FCC Provides Guidance On Inability to Pay Analysis in Enforcement Actions; Significantly Reduces Slamming/Cramming Penalty

FCC Provides Guidance On Inability to Pay Analysis in Enforcement Actions; Significantly Reduces Slamming/Cramming Penalty The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reduced the penalty assessed against a long distance carrier by over $6 million in a Forfeiture Order issued earlier this week, after the carrier demonstrated an inability to pay the proposed fine.  In doing so, the FCC provided rare insight into how it assesses inability to pay claims raised by enforcement action targets and balances such claims against other forfeiture adjustment factors.  View Full Post
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China: Whose Voice is It? – the Arbitral Award is Out… but the Case is Not Concluded…

China: Whose Voice is It? – the Arbitral Award is Out… but the Case is Not Concluded… The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (“HKIAC”) has recently issued its final award in the trademark litigation saga surrounding “The Voice of China” – which we first discussed here. This case is high-profile and interesting, because it involves parallel arbitral and judicial procedures (including a rare preliminary injunction) about the ownership of the rights in the “The Voice of China” TV format. View Full Post
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FCC’s EEO Policies Subject of Re-examination and Update

By | CommLawBlog | April 27, 2017
FCC’s EEO Policies Subject of Re-examination and Update The FCC’s policies with regard to diversity generally have taken center stage over the past few days.  First up, on Friday, April 21, the Commission released a Declaratory Ruling which updated its policy as to whether the use by broadcasters and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD’s) of only Internet-based recruitment sources provides sufficiently wide dissemination of news about full-time job openings. View Full Post
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