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Petroleum supply - take or pay agreements – high volumes, high stakes 
Moulis Legal

"Take or pay" obligations to take a minimum volume and to pay for it even if it isn't taken – are demanded by sellers.
Somebody owes you money? Make a statutory demand 
Moulis Legal

The newsletter outlines what statutory demands are and how they can be employed to best advantage in company operations.
How do iron ore producers, explorers and mining service providers survive a capital drought? 
CBP Lawyers

Sound legal, financial and business strategies can help miners and mining service providers weather cyclical upheavals.
Acquiring downstream petroleum assets – the business of buying risk 
Moulis Legal

The paper looks at identifying and managing risks and liabilities in acquiring a downstream petroleum asset in Australia.
Can private development rules trump public planning policies? 
Moulis Legal

A restrictive covenant "restricts" the use of land, so that the value and enjoyment of adjoining land can be preserved.
ACT Government announces Canberra property industry stimulus package 
Moulis Legal

Development obstacles and costs have been reviewed, and a number of changes have now been implemented or foreshadowed.
U.S. Department Of Justice Continues Enforcement Of Accessibility Requirements For Websites And Mobile Apps – But Its Rulemaking Still Awaits 
Barnes & Thornburg

On Nov. 17, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Ahold U.S.A., Inc...
Bank of America and U.S. Bank Agree to Settle MBS Suit with Pension Funds 
Orrick

On October 30, Bank of America notified Judge Katherine B. Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York of a planned settlement of an action brought by pension funds in 2012.
Rating Agency Developments  
Orrick

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

OCC Comptroller Discusses Risks To Global Banking 
Orrick

On November 12, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry spoke at the 25th Special Seminar on International Finance in Tokyo, Japan. The comptroller identified cybercriminals as possibly the biggest threat to the global economy today.
Employee Benefits Law Alert - Agencies Nix Post-Tax Reimbursement Of Individual Insurance Premiums 
Barnes & Thornburg

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury recently issued a new set of frequently asked questions in which they clarify that an employer may not reimburse an employee...
NCUA Sues Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. For Allegedly Failing to Comply With RMBS Trustee Duties 
Orrick

The National Credit Union Administration, acting as liquidating agent for five failed credit unions, sued Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (DBNTC) for allegedly breaching its duties as trustee under the governing trust agreements for 121 RMBS trusts with a total original face value of approximately $140 billion.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Document Preservation Notices Can Lead to SOX Violation! 
Orrick

On November 12, 2014, the Fifth Circuit affirmed a Department of Labor finding that Halliburton retaliated against a whistleblower by including his name in a document preservation notice. The court also held that emotional distress damages are available under SOX.
The Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Busk: Could Employers Have To Pay For Employee Time Spent Passing Through Security? 
Orrick

On October 8, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. In Busk, plaintiffs allege that, under the FLSA, their employer should have compensated them and other warehouse employees for time spent passing through the employer’s security clearance at the end of their shifts, including their time spent waiting in line to be searched
Tweet, Tweet: The SEC Gets Social 
Orrick

The SEC recently issued an investor alert to warn investors about potential fraudulent investment schemes involving popular social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, turning its eye towards investor fraud perpetuated via social media.
Office Of Whistleblower Annual Report (Version 2014); More Of The Same Or Progress On Dodd-Frank Objectives? 
Orrick

The SEC released its Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report (the "Report") to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program on November 18, 2014.
More Focus On Employer Background Checks  
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The focus on employment background checks is not going away. A few weeks ago I wrote about Dollar General's $4 million dollar settlement of a class action lawsuit based on alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Court Dismisses U.S. Bank’s RMBS Repurchase Claims Against Citigroup As Too Speculative 
Orrick

On November 14, Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed several of U.S. Bank’s repurchase claims against Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp.
FDIC Releases Technical Assistance Video On CFPB Mortgage Rules 
Orrick

November 19, the FDIC announced the release of the first in a series of three new technical assistance videos developed to assist bank employees in meeting regulatory requirements.
CFTC Launches National Campaign To Protect Consumers 
Orrick

On November 19, the CFTC launched CFTC SmartCheck, a new national campaign to help investors identify and protect themselves against financial fraud.
Tennessee Tax Department Releases Letter Rulings 
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Facts: The taxpayer is a provider of comprehensive and integrated technology solutions that involve transfers of hardware, software, and value-added services.
Federal Reserve Board Announces Chairs And Deputy Chairs 
Orrick

On November 19, the Federal Reserve Board announced the designation of the chairs and deputy chairs of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks for 2015.
SEC Releases Accounting Bulletin to Update Guidance on Pushdown Accounting 
Orrick

On November 18, the Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC and the OCC proposed clarifications to the revised regulatory capital rules adopted by the agencies in July 2013.
CFPB Issues Proposal To Amend Mortgage Servicing Rules 
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed additional amendments to Regulation X, which implements the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)...
Agencies Propose Technical Corrections And Clarifications To The Capital Rules Applicable To Advanced Approaches Banking Organizations 
Orrick

On November 18, the Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC and the OCC proposed clarifications to the revised regulatory capital rules adopted by the agencies in July 2013.
SEC Adopts Rules To Improve Systems Compliance And Integrity Rules To Strengthen Technology Infrastructure Of Securities Markets 
Orrick

On November 19, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt new rules designed to strengthen the technology infrastructure of the U.S. securities markets.
FINRA And MSRB Release Proposals To Provide Pricing Reference Information For Investors In Fixed Income Markets 
Orrick

On November 17, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) released companion proposals that would require disclosure of pricing reference information on customer confirmations for transactions in fixed income securities.
Bank Of America And Merrill Lynch Settle RMBS Lawsuit with FDIC 
Orrick

On November 17, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch settled securities claims brought by the FDIC related to RMBS sold to United Western Bank.
Assured Guaranty Discontinues Lawsuit Against DB Structured Products 
Orrick

On November 17, 2014, Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich of the Supreme Court for the State of New York, New York County approved the stipulation of voluntary discontinuance between Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp., DB Structured Products, Inc., and ACE Securities Corp.
Court Finds FHFA Claims Against Nomura Are Not Time-Barred 
Orrick

On November 18, Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the Federal Housing Finance Agency's motion for partial summary judgment on the statute of limitations defense asserted by Nomura and related entities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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