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I Just Wanna Know—Federal Bank Regulators to Require Notice of Major Cyber Security Events
Hardly a day goes by without news of a new cybercrime hobbling a major business.1 The grand scope of the SolarWinds hack, which went undetected for many months, underscored that even the most sophisticated technology companies (Microsoft, Cisco,...
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Ninth Circuit Affirms That “Cascading Scandals” and a General Stock-Price Decline are Insufficient to Establish Loss Causation under California Securities Law
On May 19, 2021, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative securities fraud class action against Uber Technologies, Inc. and its co-founder and former CEO, Travis Kalanick, holding that, under California law, investors cannot simply alle...
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Ninth Circuit Revives State-Law Class Action Claims against Financial Advisor
On March 4, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s ruling and held that a putative class action alleging state-law fiduciary duty claims against a financial services and advisory firm (the “Financia...
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At Long Last, FinCEN Offers Much Awaited Guidance Regarding BSA Due Diligence Requirements for Hemp Businesses
Ever since Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill and hemp was declassified under federal law as a Schedule I controlled substance, financial institutions have struggled with whether and how to bank the hemp industry. Many bankers simply feared that the...
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Oregon Presses Pause on Foreclosures, Payment Defaults, and Evictions
In an effort to provide relief to homeowners, businesses, landlords, and tenants affected by COVID-19, Governor Brown signed two bills that impose significant limitations on lenders and landlords. Under HB 4204, lenders cannot foreclose on loans secu...
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Banking Regulators Encourage Lenders to Work with Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19
Federal banking regulators took a bold, first step this past Sunday, announcing Interagency Guidance ("the Guidance") to encourage lenders to work with borrowers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.[1] The Guidance specifically permits lenders to enter...
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