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Co-Investment: How Private Equity Firms Can Protect Themselves and Still Make Their Investors Happy

USA - August 21 2017 Co-investment is a major topic in the private equity industry these days. General partners of private equity funds are faced with more and more…

CFPB Unveils Disclosure Forms in Response to Overutilization of Overdraft Fees

USA - August 8 2017 On Aug. 4, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the results of its study into frequent overdrafters and four overdraft disclosure…

Revisiting the Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Consumer Financial Contracts

USA - July 18 2017 On July 19, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published the final Arbitration Agreements Rule (the rule) that would impact the…

FTC Enters Into $104 Million Settlement With Company for Impermissible Lead Generation

USA - July 11 2017 On July 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a stipulated order to memorialize a settlement with a lead-generation business, Blue…

H.R. 2148 Introduced to Clarify HVCRE Rules

USA - July 10 2017 In 2013, the Federal Reserve Board adopted rules to implement Basel III, a regulatory framework of reform measures for the banking industry issued by…

Commercial Tenant Debtors in Chapter 11: Fundamentals of Landlord Creditor Protection in Bankruptcy

USA - July 6 2017 Commercial landlords have unique protections in bankruptcy, but can lose these rights if they do not assert them. When a commercial tenant files…

Supreme Court to Determine Whether Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected From Retaliation

USA - June 28 2017 On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari on an issue that has long divided the federal courts: whether a whistleblower is entitled to…

Policymakers Increasing Their Scrutiny of Virtual Currencies

USA - June 8 2017 Virtual currencies are attracting unprecedented worldwide attention from not only businesses and investors but also U.S. policymakers. The…

Supreme Court Holds That Filing of Time-Barred Bankruptcy Claim Does Not Violate FDCPA

USA - May 16 2017 On May 15, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 581 U.S. ___ (2017) in which it held that…

Supreme Court Holds That Cities Have Standing to Sue for Fair Housing Act Violations

USA - May 9 2017 On Monday, in Bank of America Corp. et al. v. City of Miami, Florida, the Supreme Court held in a 5-3 decision that the City of Miami had standing to…