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States Are Amending Their Data Breach Laws. Why Should Banks Care?
Data security and data breach notifications are—or should be—on everyone’s mind these days. Banks are certainly no exception. And banks, in general, are setting good examples for other businesses because banks’ data security systems and incident-resp...
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Updates and Additions to Washington's Limited Liability Company Act
The Washington State Legislature has adopted a major overhaul of Washington’s current Limited Liability Company Act (the “Act”). The updated Act is the result of a multi-year effort by the Washington State Bar Association to make the Act more modern,...
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Hacked
It Can Happen to You I woke up this morning to a fraud alert from Citibank on my credit card. After going through the Spanish Inquisition to secure my identity, I finally learned what had triggered the alert—a small transaction in Spain. When I att...
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Don’t Be the Next Blockbuster, Kodak, or Encyclopaedia Britannica
The Changing Face of America While attending a recent presentation at the California Bank Presidents’ Seminar by Brett King, CEO and founder of Movenbank, the world’s first direct mobile-only bank, I was inspired to write another Cyber-Graham. The cr...
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Washington Supreme Court Confirms Guarantor Liability Following Foreclosure
The Washington Supreme Court has confirmed a personal guarantor’s liability to a lender following the lender’s nonjudicial foreclosure of its borrower’s real property collateral.  In Washington Federal v. Harvey/Washington Federal v. Gentry, Nos. 900...
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