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The Blockchain and Financial Services Blog offers the latest information on banking development and litigation trends. Topics range from commercial and consumer lending through bankruptcy, lender liability defense, and the Dodd-Frank Act through Regulations JJ.
Co-Authored by: Blake Bars
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In this second article of our three-part series on payments contracts and drafting considerations, recent case law issued by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is discussed. Read More ›
Payment card networks are built on a web of contractual arrangements containing incentives and allocations of risk. A common assumption among merchants and issuing banks is that merchants are wholly liable for expenses incurred as a result of a data breach. But recent decisions in three federal courts send a message that this assumption doesn’t always hold. In a three-part series, we will discuss recent case law on the topic and how that impacts contracts at all levels of the vertical. Read More ›
Blockchain technology’s potential for disintermediation in the financial sphere has evolved in the decade since distributed ledger technology was introduced. Early challenges to cryptocurrency’s usability have been slowly overcome by developers through updates to existing blockchains, such as by hard forks, and the creation of new, specialized platforms, such as Monero. Read More ›
A Primer for Litigation Counsel Regarding the Organizing of Loan Workout and Cybersecurity Professionals: Substantive Expertise versus A New Perspective and Freedom from the Past
Counsel are regularly and appropriately warned against actual and apparent conflicts of interest. This often means that experience with a matter must be abandoned when a “fresh set of eyes” owned by a previously uninvolved lawyer or law firm replaces counsel who was involved in a particular contract or litigation matter. The legal profession acknowledges that avoiding real and apparent conflicts can have costs, but the benefit is understood to outweigh those costs. Read More ›
As the scale of solar energy projects grows, the incorporation of advanced direct current (DC) monitoring into solar power systems becomes increasingly more important. Due to the increased capacity of individual projects, fewer projects are coming online than in past years. Read More ›
In Dept. of Labor v. McConnell, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed that an individual could not pursue certain state-law claims for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty or invasion of privacy, where the disclosure of personal data was not alleged to have been through a criminal act or have resulted directly in identity theft or unauthorized charges. Read More ›
A blog about relevant legal perspectives for the health care industry.
Information Blocking and the API Standard: Proposed Rules Look to Shake-up Data in the Healthcare Industry
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released separate but connected proposed rules governing interoperability, information blocking, and the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) in the healthcare industry. Read More ›
Marijuana products liability claims are inevitable. As the marijuana industry increases in size, and more states eventually legalize its use for medical or recreational purposes, it will become a target of litigation. Although only a small number of cases have been filed, manufacturers, retailers, and others along the marijuana supply chain need to prepare for the inevitable increase in claims against the industry, specifically those arising out of products liability. Read More ›
Frost Brown Todd’s (FBT’s) tax-related blog serves as a practical resource on all things tax – from federal, state and local taxes to more nuanced areas like LLCs, succession planning, employee benefits, estates, incentives and regulated industries taxes. Our authors cover topics pertaining to corporations, employers, individuals, family-owned businesses, as well as those working in regulated industries, such as manufacturing, logistics, alcohol, tobacco and equine, that are subject to specific tax laws.
An employer which participates in an underfunded multiemployer pension plan should request an estimate of withdrawal liability on an annual basis so it is aware of the amount of any potential withdrawal liability. Read More ›
Navigating the thorny tax issues triggered by the issuance of restricted stock in a rollover transaction
It isn't unusual for shareholders holding vested stock in their target company to roll the stock over into acquiror stock in a taxable or nontaxable exchange. Read More ›
The SECURE Act – Federal Retirement Enhancement Act May Soon Require Complete Restructuring of Inherited IRA Planning
On May 23, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019,” known as the SECURE Act, with a vote of 417 to 3. Read More ›
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