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Loss Payee Versus Lender's Loss Payee: One Word Can Make All The Difference

USA - June 21 2016 When a lender makes a loan secured by personal property, it will perfect its interest in the collateral under applicable law. To further protect the

Patent Turmoil: Self-Created IP After Tax Reform

USA - January 23 2018 The "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" (the "TCJA") impact on the tax treatment of self-created intellectual property ("IP") is resulting in a wide range

“Pill Mill” Red Flags and Strategies to Avoid Them

USA - January 8 2018 In Part One of this series, I detailed how the U.S. Department of Justice has focused its attention on the aggressive investigation and prosecution of

Common mistakes, problems and concerns companies face during implementation and maintenance of corporate compliance programs

USA - March 26 2014 An effective corporate compliance program is an essential component of internal controls for uncovering and preventing ethical lapses and criminal

Cybersecurity Best Practices Based on NIST Cybersecurity Standards and FTC Enforcement Actions

USA - March 29 2018 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has produced a number of detailed

SEC Disapproves of Proposed Rule Change for Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust

USA - August 3 2018 On July 26, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a 92-page release disapproving of Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.’s (“BZX”) proposed rule

Air Quality Progress While Rolling Back Regulations

USA - August 3 2018 Irony abounds as the new Acting Administrator at EPA last Tuesday announced historic progress under the Clean Air Act even while the Administration

Court Holds ACA International Invalidates 2003, 2008 and 2015 FCC Rulings Regarding ATDS Definition, And Plain Language of TCPA Does Not Support Claim

USA - August 1 2018 Plaintiff filed suit, alleging Defendant violated the TCPA by, among other things, placing more than 100 calls to his cell phone using an Automatic

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Launch of “Regulatory Sandbox” for Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies

USA - July 23 2018 Mick Mulvaney’s tenure as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “the Bureau”), a position he has held since November

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: July 2018

USA - July 11 2018 The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency ("HSDA") is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the