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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: In 2013, Edward Snowden facilitated the release of more than 58,000 classified documents and exposed the Section 215 bulk data collection and PRISM monitoring programs. Who is credited in some circles as pulling off the first network “hack” in history? 

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

The June 2016 issue of Business Law Today will have two main themes: compliance and white collar crime. Compliance topics include practical tips ranging from hiring in the workplace to regulatory compliance with company jets. White collar crime will look inside encryption for lawyers as well as multijurisdictional bribery enforcement. In this issue, readers will get acquainted with the brand-new cyber technology column and the second piece in a three-part series on commercial contracts.

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Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing and Gaming Law
August 9-10, 2016
Saratoga Springs, NY

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

Miscellaneous IT Related Legal News (MIRLN) 17 April - 7 May 2016 (v19.07)

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