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CFPB issues report on the use of senior designations and recommendations for regulation

USA - April 24 2013 April 22, 2013 -- On April 18, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") delivered a report to Congress and the Securities and Exchange…

Ann Black, Ann Furman

Eighth Circuit declines to expand definition of "conflict of interest" in reservation-of-rights scenario

USA - March 14 2013 A liability insurer's reservation of rights can affect the insurer's ability to participate in the litigation of the underlying action. In most…

OCIE advises firms on misuse of non-public information

USA - February 15 2013 The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations issued a report describing practices to help broker-dealers and investment advisers…

Duty of care to turn on consumers’ “reasonable expectations”

USA - February 15 2013 2013 will see changes to the duty of care owed by those who provide financial or investment advice or provide financial products to consumers. It…

Ann Black

Watching the detectives: Washington court opens door to second-guessing insurers’ investigations of claims

USA - February 13 2013 In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Washington has ruled that an insurer's express and unqualified contractual right to request an…