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Recent cases - May 2014

  • Burr & Forman LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 28 2014

Plaintiffs filed suit against Grand Bank for Savings, FSB (“Grand Bank”) alleging violations of the Home Ownership Equity Protection Act (“HOEPA”

President asks US DOL to strengthen overtime regulations

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • USA
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  • March 13 2014

In a move that could have a long lasting impacts on employers large and small, President Barack Obama announced today that he intends to ask the

Audit Committee and Auditor Oversight update

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom, USA
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  • October 28 2013

This Update summarizes recent developments relating to public company Audit Committees and their oversight of financial reporting and of the

Lie to protect yourself or your employer in CFTC investigations and you will be punished

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 8 2013

Section 753 of the Dodd-Frank Act added a new section to the Commodity Exchange Act to make it unlawful "for any person to make any false or

Futures trader allegedly hid $8.3 billion position

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 12 2012

On November 8th, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") filed an enforcement action charging Matthew Marshall Taylor with defrauding his employer, a futures commission merchant, by intentionally concealing the true size, as well as the risk and potential profits or losses associated with the S&P 500 e-mini futures contracts position in a firm account traded by Taylor

Financial services legislative and regulatory update - June 25, 2012

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, Global, USA
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  • June 25 2012

Leading the Past Week

Washington report

  • Williams Mullen
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  • USA
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  • February 10 2012

This report is designed to provide employees and clients with a summary of anticipated significant Congressional action in 2012

Financial services legislative and regulatory update - February 6, 2012

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • February 6 2012

It was only fitting that in a week where we honor Americas worst weatherman, err rodent that the week ended with a jobs creation announcement that shattered predictions

DOL calls into question whether boilerplate indemnification language in an ira brokerage agreement constitutes a nonexempt prohibited transaction

  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 6 2011

On October 20, the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Advisory Opinion 2011-09A (AO 2011-09A), in which it concludes that relief under Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 80-26 (PTE 80-26) is not available for an indemnification arrangement involving a futures trading agreement for an individual retirement account (an IRA), raising the question as to whether such indemnification arrangements would be non-exempt prohibited transactions

Whistleblower provisions

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 13 2010

On December 6th, the CFTC published for comment proposed rules implementing the whistleblower protection provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act