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The CFPB’s first publicly announced criminal referral has resulted in the entry of guilty pleas by a debt settlement company and its principal, according to a Reuters report. The referral, which was made to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District...

As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying those rules to online...

On January 14, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading...

A Pennsylvania teen accused of stabbing his classmates and school employees has been charged with four counts of attempted homicide and will be tried as an adult. Alex Hribal, 16, allegedly stabbed 21 other students and a security guard at his high school.

Law students at the First Amendment clinic at the University of Virginia filed freedom of information requests this week in an effort to unseal 30 secret settlement deals between federal prosecutors and banks and corporations. The New York Times DealBook blog has the story.

As a service to our healthcare clients, the following is provided as a brief summary of regulatory changes published in the New Jersey Register during March 2014. This summary is provided for informational purposes only and the reader is urged to...

If you search for “SEO for lawyers,” you’ll see something interesting. Most of the top results are from SEO consultants, looking to make money off lawyers. But the very top result (at least in my Google search) is an article from the Lawyerist.com...

Venturing down memory lane to when I was a first year law student with a thirst for knowledge, I’m reminded of the proverbial “Aha!” moment that struck me when all the information I’d been learning about distinct areas of law started to blend...

Margo Channing (Bette Davis) in “All About Eve” famously said, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” Does that sum up the status of future community bank merger activity? Maybe so. Many financial professionals and American...

On March 20, 2014, the European Parliament announced that it had reached political agreement with the European Council on the regulation implementing a single resolution mechanism (SRM), which is an essential element of the proposed EU Banking Union,...

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