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CFPB Director Cordray Elaborates On Planned Consumer Arbitration Rulemaking
In the latest public pronouncement on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB's) intention to engage in rulemaking to ban the use of certain arbitration clauses in consumer contracts.
United States
9 Nov 2015
Drew Phillips' Column On Fantasy Sports Sites Class Action Featured By Law360
Atlanta senior counsel Drew Phillips is featured atop Law360's Expert Analysis column with an engaging piece titled "Can DraftKings Dodge Data Class Action Via Arbitration?"
United States
23 Oct 2015
CFPB Proposes Banning Some Arbitration Clauses, Resurrecting Consumer Contract Class Actions
On October 7, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is exploring a rulemaking to eliminate the use of certain arbitration agreements in consumer contracts...
United States
15 Oct 2015
China's Focus On Commercial Bribery Is A Wake-Up Call
The article was based on a July 21 Subject to Inquiry blog post by Alex and Ryan that was published under the same title at
30 Jul 2015
China's Focus On Combatting Commercial Bribery Is A Wake-Up Call
According to one report, Tencent recently performed a routine internal audit during which it identified the payments at issue.
23 Jul 2015
CFPB's Cordray Reiterates Intent To Pursue Rulemaking On Consumer Arbitration Clauses, Despite Opposition
Although the CFPB has not announced a timetable for initiation of rulemaking activities relating to arbitration clauses, expect the process to be a contentious one...
United States
22 Jul 2015
With Rule-Making Expected, CFPB's March 2015 Arbitration Study Continues To Draw Attention
58 members of Congress asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to exercise its rule-making authority and ban mandatory arbitration provisions in consumer financial agreements.
United States
5 Jun 2015
CFPB Releases Study On Use Of Arbitration Clauses In Consumer Contracts
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its 728-page report on the use of arbitration clauses in consumer financial products and services contracts.
United States
30 Mar 2015
Hearing, Report May Forecast CFPB Rulemaking On Arbitration Provisions
Section 1028 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act authorizes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to limit or even prohibit the use of arbitration provisions...
United States
18 Mar 2015
How To Improve Your Teaming Agreement, Part I
Most companies design their contracts with dual goals in mind: to execute the deal, but to also prepare in the event of a breach.
United States
12 Feb 2015
The Impact Of Data Protection On E-Commerce
The development of e-commerce remains a priority to encourage growth in Europe.
European Union
26 Jun 2014
When Is A Letter Of Intent Truly Non-Binding?
A letter of intent is frequently used by buyers and sellers to memorialize their agreement on the material terms of a transaction.
United States
9 May 2014
Safe Harbor, Standard Contractual Clauses, Binding Corporate Rules
With some exceptions, the EU Directive 95/46 prevents EU organizations from transferring personal data to third-countries which do not ensure an adequate level of protection.
United States
27 Feb 2014
Avoiding Waiver When Disclosing Facts To The Government: Part II
Last week's Privilege Point described a Southern District of New York decision holding that a company providing information to the SEC about two internal corporate investigations waived privilege.
United States
24 Feb 2014
Texas Supreme Court Hands Big Insurance Win To Construction Industry
The Ewing Construction Co. v. Amerisure Insurance Co. saga began in 2008, when Ewing Construction entered into a contract with a school district to build tennis courts. After Ewing completed construction, the school district complained that the tennis courts were flaking, cracking and crumbling, rendering them unusable.
United States
31 Jan 2014
Delaware Supreme Court Decision Spotlights Non-Reliance Provisions
A recent Delaware Supreme Court decision, RAA Management LLC vs. Savage Sport Holdings, Inc., underscores the enforceability and scope of non-reliance clauses in confidentiality agreements.
United States
18 Jun 2012
Subleasing - There Is More To It Than You Might Think
Life sciences companies with a surplus of laboratory or office space, or start ups that are willing to sublease "just a little space," might be tempted to sign a generic sublease with a willing subtenant, or sublandlord, without considering the potential risks or missed opportunities.
United States
26 Apr 2012
The Euro Zone Crisis And Commercial Contracts: What If …?
What would a complete or partial failure of the euro mean for the validity of commercial contracts? An analysis of the likely underlying legislative situation in such a situation is helpful in looking at this question.
European Union
20 Feb 2012
Burdensome New OFCCP Proposals Available For Comment
Two new Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposals with significant potential impact on federal contractors and subcontractors are currently subject to public comment (and potential change based on the comments received).
United States
1 Jun 2011
SBA Issues Revised Model Limited Partnership Agreement for Private Equity Funds Applying for SBIC Licenses
On Oct. 21, 2010, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released a revised model limited partnership agreement (New LPA) to assist investment funds applying for a license to operate as a small business investment company under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958.
United States
9 Nov 2010
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