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CFPB Private Student Loan Ombudsman issues first annual report
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Student Loan Ombudsman recently released his first annual report on private education loans


Congressional Research Service Report: resources for grantseekers
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • June 1 2009

Please click here to view the report, which describes sources of information on government funding and on eligibility for federal grants, including grants under the stimulus package


FCC seeks comment on broadband speed testing plan
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

The Federal Communications Commission has released a public notice requesting comment on a proposed methodology for measuring the speed of broadband service available to consumers


California permits partial-week furloughs
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • September 18 2009

In a recently issued opinion letter, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement ("DLSE") changed its position regarding partial-week furloughs of exempt employees


Genachowski proposes network neutrality rules
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • September 22 2009

Yesterday FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, in a speech to the Brookings Institution, proposed new rules to supplement the FCC’s existing network neutrality principles


Critical first steps in complex commercial arbitration - appointing qualified arbitrators and staging the preliminary conference
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • May 8 2009

Parties to arbitration expect that they will have a full and fair opportunity to present their claims and defenses and the supporting evidence to the arbitrator


FCC shortens time for porting telephone numbers
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • May 14 2009

Late last night, the FCC released an order that will shorten the time to move most landline telephone numbers from one carrier to another from four business days to one business day


FCC adopts VoIP discontinuance rules
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • May 13 2009

Acting at today’s open meeting, the FCC has decided to apply its rules for discontinuance of service by competitive local telephone companies to interconnected voice over IP providers


Is your educational institution ready for the Credit CARD Act?
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • March 4 2010

Federal regulations implementing the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (the "Credit CARD Act") took effect on February 22, 2010


New private education loan self-certification form now available
  • Dow Lohnes PLLC
  • USA
  • February 16 2010

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) added a section to the Truth-In-Lending Act (TILA) providing that before a private educational lender may consummate a private education loan for a student in attendance at an institution of higher education, the private education lender must obtain a completed and signed Self-Certification form