Volume 65 - Number 2

February 2010 Issue, Vol. 65 No. 2

The Business Lawyer

February 2010 Issue, Vol. 65 No. 2

Complete Collection for February 2010

65(2): 329 - 359 (February 2010)
This Article examines two "meta" issues raised by opponents of the SEC's proposal to provide shareholders with rights to place director candidates on the company's proxy materials.

65(2): 361 - 394 (February 2010)
This article examines and comments on The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed proxy rules that would mandate shareholder access under conditions that could be modified by a shareholder majority to make proxy access easier, but not more difficult.

65(2): 491 - 492 (February 2010)
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has codified its accounting standards under a unified format known as the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. The Codification replaces prior accounting pronouncements as generally accepted accounting principles for periods ending after September 15, 2009. The Codification affects audit response letters.

65(2): 493 - 519 (February 2010)
The Annual Survey is written from the perspective of the practicing M&A lawyer. The summarized cases are limited to those believed to be of greatest interest and significance to a wide range of M&A practitioners.

65(2): 521 - 522 (February 2010)
This is the introduction to the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009.

65(2): 523 - 535 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece focuses on cases and regulations dealing with the Truth in Lending Act.

65(2): 537 - 553 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece details many of the substantive changes in the requirements for credit card lending resulting from congressional and regulatory reform efforts, beginning with a brief chronology of the flurry of congressional and regulatory activity impacting credit card lending over the past year.

65(2): 555 - 569 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece discusses major developments, significant court decisions, and additional RESPA issues on the horizon.

65(2): 571 - 582 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece focuses on developments in regards to fair lending.

65(2): 583 - 593 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece focuses on changes to mortgage lending laws.

65(2): 595 - 609 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece discusses significant updates to the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

65(2): 611 - 620 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece provides an overview of federal and state developments in privacy and data security regulation over the past year and explores the shift from a notice, flexible, and risk-based system to a more prescriptive approach to consumer privacy and data security protection.

65(2): 621 - 628 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece first illustrates the application of laws designed to regulate mortgage originators to manufactured housing retailers and finance sources. It also examines an unexpected bankruptcy ruling in Texas that alerted the automotive finance industry to a new type of legal challenge.

65(2): 629 - 643 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece summarizes recent legal and regulatory developments affecting bank deposits and payment systems.

65(2): 645 - 655 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece discusses the changes in federal preemption in the banking area.

65(2): 657 - 664 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece summarizes arbitration developments.

65(2): 665 - 671 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece discusses the wave of municipal lawsuits against mortgage lenders for public nuisance.

65(2): 673 - 684 (February 2010)
This is part of the survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009. This piece summarizes updates to the FDCPA.

65(2): 521 - 684 (February 2010)
This is the complete survey that summarizes the significant legal developments Consumer Law and Protection since the Consumer Financial Services Committee’s last survey in 2009.

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