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IRS Issues Regulations That May Affect Borrowing Costs and Financing Terms of US Multinationals

USA - November 27 2018 Recently proposed IRS regulations materially change the way stock and assets of foreign corporations that are “controlled foreign corporations”…

The Ninth Circuit Wades Into the “Autodialer” Fray and Creates a Circuit Split. TCPA Litigants Await FCC Guidance

USA - September 27 2018 What constitutes an autodialer or “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is in flux. Under the…

SEC Continues to Expand Examinations Focused on Crypto-Assets

USA - August 27 2018 Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission), made clear back in December 2017 that his Commission was…

OCC Announces It Will Begin Accepting Fintech Charter Applications

USA - August 1 2018 On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it will begin accepting applications for special purpose national…

Third Circuit Upholds Foreclosure Sale Against Preference Attack

USA - July 23 2018 On July 19, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals entered a decision upholding the results of a foreclosure sale against a debtor’s allegation that the…

Ground Leases: Some Basics, Some Specifics and How to Make Them Financeable

USA - June 29 2018 Ground leases are fairly common but sometimes overlooked property interests. A succinct but adequate definition of a ground lease was articulated by…

Supreme Court Holds That a Statement About a Single Asset Can Be a Statement Respecting a Debtor’s Financial Condition

USA - June 25 2018 The Supreme Court held that a statement about a single asset can be a “statement respecting the debtor’s financial condition” for purposes of…

Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split Over Application of Section 546(e) to Transactions Involving Conduits

USA - May 31 2018 The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc., 138 S.Ct. 883 (2018), held that transfers made by or to…

Congress Passes Repeal of CFPB Guidance on Indirect Auto Lender Liability for Discriminatory Lending

USA - May 16 2018 The U.S. House of Representatives voted last Tuesday to reject a 2013 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) bulletin that provided guidance…

Eleventh Circuit Sides with Wells Fargo on Post-Class Certification Motion to Compel Arbitration

USA - May 14 2018 Wells Fargo achieved a significant victory on Thursday in decade-old litigation over allegedly unlawful overdraft fees when the Eleventh Circuit held…