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Ukraine crisis prompts new international sanctions

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • Ukraine, USA
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  • March 7 2014

Yesterday, President Obama imposed economic sanctions against persons responsible for the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. We anticipate that the Office of

Supreme Court allows state court actions under SLUSA

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 13 2014

The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 does not preclude state law actions seeking to recover investments lost in Ponzi schemes, the

New York financial services regulator urges more enforcement against individuals, reaffirms focus on nonbank mortgage servicers

  • BuckleySandler LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 21 2014

On March 19, New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky called on banking regulators to assess whether they

Ohio Supreme Court holds Statute of Frauds applies to defenses, too

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 24 2014

On March 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that the Statute of Frauds barred a group of guarantors from raising, as a defense to a collection

Multiple FDCPA violations found where collector attempted to collect debt without sufficient evidence of debt

  • Hinshaw & Culbertson
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  • USA
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  • March 17 2014

In Royal Financial Group, LLC v. Perkins, the Missouri Court of Appeals held that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

SEC brings charges against SEC registered investment adviser for improperly allocating expenses and other violations of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”)

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 25 2014

On February 25, 2014 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") filed public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings against

Wells Fargo employee admits role in $40.8 million straw buyer scheme

  • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 18 2014

Last Friday, a former Wells Fargo branch manager, sales manager and loan officer, Robert Serao, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The

How Chadbourne & Parke, LLC v. Troice threatens the defense of the guilty and the innocent

  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 28 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Chadbourne & Parke, LLC v. Troice, 571 U.S. ___ (2014) arose out of the a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme

First DOJ opinion release of 2014

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2014

In its first "Opinion Procedure Release" of 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice responded to a request from a "United States financial services

President Obama opens the door to significant sanctions against Russia

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • Russia, Ukraine, USA
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  • March 25 2014

In the past two weeks, President Obama has signed three Executive Orders imposing economic sanctions in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine