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Bank Merger Guidelines—Updates from the FDIC
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is ready and eager to make some updates to the guidelines it applies when reviewing potential bank merger transactions. This comes nearly three years after President Biden encouraged federal agencies t...
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The War on Bank Fees Rages On—New CFPB Rule Aims to Hobble Courtesy Overdraft Services
As you may have heard, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a new rule that would drastically change the landscape of courtesy overdraft services offered by many large financial institutions. Under this new rule, large financ...
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Employer Issues in Bankruptcy
Numerous issues arise when an employer files for bankruptcy. Some of the most crucial issues relate to: (i) priorities for claims of employees; (ii) notices pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act; and (iii) the autom...
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Oregon Bankruptcy Court Decides a Post-Foreclosure, but Post-Petition Eviction of a Borrower Violates the Automatic Stay
On August 4, 2023, the bankruptcy court for the District of Oregon determined that proposed actions by a lender to enforce a pre-bankruptcy petition foreclosure judgment and evict a borrower—after the borrower filed for bankruptcy—were in violation o...
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SEC Adopts Final Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules for Public Companies
Aug 09, 2023
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new rules in late July 2023 that will require publicly traded companies to disclose information to assist investors in understanding the processes companies use to manage their cybersecurity risks...
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The Supreme Court Abrogates Tribal Immunity in Bankruptcy Proceedings
On June 15, 2023, Justice Jackson led the majority in an 8-1 decision holding that the Bankruptcy Code abrogates federally recognized tribes’ sovereign immunity. The decision has significant implications for tribal creditors in bankruptcy proceedings...
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