In a post last month, we detailed how pro-renewables groups, like the Green Tea Party, are making significant inroads in many traditionally conservative states – such as Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana – that, in the past, have largely rejected policies that support renewable energy development.
In a groundbreaking decision on July 24, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Texas bank could pursue its constitutional challenge against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its Director.
This week featured interesting remarks from two of the most influential thought leaders in Bitcoin and the blockchain – Blythe Masters and Brian Forde.
Determining whether a security interest is properly perfected by using a state’s online lien search may be leading you astray.
Securities litigation has a culture defined by multiple elements: the types of cases filed, the plaintiffs’ lawyers who file them, the defense counsel who defend them, the characteristics of the insurance that covers them, the way insurance representatives approach coverage, the government’s investigative policies – and, of course, the attitude of public companies and their directors and officers toward disclosure and governance.
On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a Concept Release on Possible Revisions to Audit Committee Disclosures.
In the latest example of a case where alleged violations of U.S. trade sanction laws have led to a follow-on civil lawsuit, on July 28, 2015, a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit against VASCO Data Security International and certain of its directors and officers.
Noting the boom in online lending platforms, on July 20, 2015, the US Treasury Department published a “Request for Information” (RFI) seeking comments on the services, products and operational structure of online marketplace lending, which the RFI defined as small business and consumer lending through the use of “investment capital and data-driven online platforms.”
On July 2, 2015, the FAR Council issued a Final Rule that amends the FAR, effective October 1, 2015, to implement inflation-based adjustments to certain acquisition-related monetary thresholds.
As we wrote about here, in April the DOL issued its highly anticipated, re-proposed regulation addressing the standard of care for broker-dealers and other financial professionals who provide retirement investment advice.