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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…

Recent Eleventh Circuit Decision Garners Attention for Post-Spokeo Treatment of FDCPA Claims

USA - April 11 2017 Last year, the Supreme Court decided Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 578 U.S.—, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), which addressed whether the plaintiff adequately…

CFPB Proposes Amendments to Align Regulation B with Revised Regulation C

USA - April 4 2017 On March 24, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed amendments to Regulation B to “provide additional flexibility for…

D.C. Circuit Agrees to Hear Controversial PHH Case En Banc

USA - February 24 2017 On Feb. 16, 2017, the D.C. Circuit granted the CFPB’s petition to rehear en banc the court’s landmark October 2016 decision finding that the…

CFPB Fines Lender and Real Estate Brokers for Improper Kickback Scheme

USA - February 2 2017 On Jan. 31, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed consent orders against one of the largest independent residential mortgage…