Archive for June, 2014

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OCC, FDIC and Federal Reserve Regulation and Policy Changes (May 2014)

OCC, FDIC and Federal Reserve Regulation and Policy Changes (May 2014)

Financial services update June 2 2014 banking agency developments OCC to Rotate Examiners On May 28th, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) announced it will establish a formal rotation program for all examiners and formalize an enterprise risk management framework that will involve developing a risk appetite statement, creating a decision-tree process, […]

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Los Angeles sues Big Banks over Real Estate Tax losses

Los Angeles sues Big Banks over Real Estate Tax losses

City attorney takes aim at big banks Source: latimes.com Author: Michael Hiltzik Much of what Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer alleges in his lawsuits against four big banks for their mortgage and foreclosure practices isn’t debatable. In his latest lawsuit filed May 30 against JP Morgan Chase, Feuer alleges that mortgage lenders swarmed into […]

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Department of Energy corporation violates Atomic Energy Act

Department of Energy corporation violates Atomic Energy Act

Report: Government violated laws to prop up struggling U.S. uranium enrichment firm USEC Source: washingtonpost.com Author: Steven Mufson The Energy Department, in an effort to prop up a troubled uranium enrichment company, arranged for uranium transfers that failed to comply with laws about fair pricing, national security determinations and limits to prevent the department from […]

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Prosecuting Leaks – An in-depth discussion of the Pros and Cons

Prosecuting Leaks – An in-depth discussion of the Pros and Cons

Why It Shouldn’t Be Criminal to Report Government Secrets Source: theatlantic.com Author: Conor Friedersdorf Prosecuting journalists imposes huge costs, yields scant benefits, and is mostly pointless in an era when anyone can reach a mass audience. Should the government be permitted to prosecute journalists for revealing classified information? Damon Linker of The Week has joined […]

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The Impacts of Corruption - Correlation Data and Policy Considerations

The Impacts of Corruption – Correlation Data and Policy Considerations

Working Group on Security and Corruption Source: http://carnegieendowment.org Systemic corruption has an unrecognized bearing on international security. Policymakers and private companies often pay insufficient attention to corruption when deciding what foreign and defense policies to pursue or where to invest. Greater understanding of the nature of acute corruption and its impact on global security would […]

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Example TCPA Violation – LA Clippers, $600k in attorney fees

Example TCPA Violation – LA Clippers, $600k in attorney fees

TCPA settlement: Clippers fans want tickets, not texts Source: lexology.com Author: Barry M. Benjamin and Jeremy A. Schachter The Los Angeles Clippers are in the news again: this time for an ill-advised promotional text message marketing campaign. Fans filed a class action suit against the pro basketball team in February 2013, after the team sent […]

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Report on Bevilles Jewelry - Insight into Retail Operations and Restructuring

Report on Bevilles Jewelry – Insight into Retail Operations and Restructuring

Valuable lessons from the Bevilles collapse   Source: jewellermagazine.com Author: Coleby Nicholson When Bevilles collapsed owing $14 million, and being the first major jewellery retailer to fail in 18 years, the chance to dissect a disaster was too good to pass up. The recent collapse of the 27-store jewellery chain Bevilles caught many by surprise, […]