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BLT: April 2013

Our Mini-Theme: The CFPB's New Mortgage Origination and Servicing Rules

Feature Articles

Our Mini-Theme: The CFPB's New Mortgage Origination and Servicing Rules

This BLT mini-theme is dedicated to the myriad of mortgage origination and servicing rules recently enacted by the CFPB.

It is critical for in-house counsel to be aware of immigration-related issues that may arise as a result of a restructuring between companies that employ foreign nationals. Companies should work with competent and experienced immigration counsel early on in any transaction to ensure that they are in compliance with immigration regulations and to ensure that foreign national employees remain authorized to work in the United States.

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently has set its sights on registered entities and their officers and directors for overvaluing the entities' assets.

On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court held plaintiffs in a Rule 10b-5 securities fraud class action for damages need not prove materiality to obtain class certification.

The possibility of damages for breach of contract is sometimes overlooked - or if not overlooked, under-emphasized - in M&A transactions. Many of the best-known Delaware cases focus on breach of fiduciary duty, not breach of contract. However, several recent decisions highlight the risk and consequences of breach of contract.

This month’s IBL explores the Middle Market and Small Business Committee, the Consumer Financial Services Committee, and the Corporate Counsel Committee.

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Question: Can you name the only non-United States–based attorney to be named as a Chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section?
Question: Second only to Paris, which city is the second largest French speaking city in the world?

Please see Inside Business Law for the answer to this month’s Business Law Section Trivia Questions.

Cyberspace Law—and its many subject areas—will be the focus of the May 2016 issue of Business Law Today. Topics include practical strategies for developing a cyber-incident plan; cybersecurity considerations for franchisors; and even the impact of driverless cars. The May issue also marks the beginning of a three-piece series on commercial contracts. An exciting issue on many fronts!

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Business Law Section Annual Meeting
September 8-10, 2016
Boston, MA

Miscellaneous IT Related Legal News (MIRLN) 27 March - 16 April 2016 (v19.06)

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