On June, 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
proposed rules to establish business conduct standards for security-based swap
dealers and major security-based swap participants (Proposed Rules), as
mandated by Section 764 of the Dodd-Frank...
U. Griffin III , William F. Long , Joshua D. Curry , and Rhett S. White
The false patent marking
statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292 , permits any person to bring a qui tam suit on
behalf of the United States against a patent holder and...
by Susan S. Krawczyk, Eric A. Arnold, Michael B. Koffler, Clifford E. Kirsch, and Holly H. Smith
On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act), bringing to a close the national debate...
On August 12, 2010, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the
Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of class certification in Avritt v.
Reliastar Life Ins. Co. , No. 09-2843 (8th Cir. Aug. 12, 2010), a case in
which Plaintiffs challenged the manner in which...
by Robert J. Pile, Jennifer D. Lambert, and Heather J.
Third-party service providers to financial institutions
have often taken the position that they are not "financial institutions" for
purposes of federal law and thus are typically...
by Steuart H. Thomsen, Phillip E. Stano, Evan J. Taylor
In a substantial victory for deferred annuity issuers,
Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California on October 6, 2010, granted Defendant's motion...
by Sutherland's Derivatives and Structured Products Team
Section 1a(47)(E) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), as
amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
(Dodd-Frank), empowers the Secretary of the Treasury (Treasury...