• 09.19.19

    Final 2019 Amendments to the CCPA Head to Governor’s Desk

    September 13, 2019 marked the last day of California’s 2019 legislative session and, importantly, the last call for any 2019 amendments to the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

  • 09.18.19

    CMS Promotes Community Paramedicine in Medicare and Medicaid

    Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) payment model for community paramedicine.

  • 09.17.19

    TINA Not Playing Around With YouTube Kidfluencer

    A popular YouTube channel for kids is the subject of a new complaint filed by Truth in Advertising (TINA) with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  

  • 09.17.19

    New Decision Raises Questions About FTC’s Restitution Power

    A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have a significant impact on the efforts of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to obtain restitution.

  • 09.17.19

    NARB, FTC Consider National Origin Claims

    With national origin claims on the enforcement radar of both the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FTC announced a public workshop later this month to consider claims such as “Made in USA.”

  • 09.17.19

    Compliance Tips From the Largest COPPA Settlement Ever

    In a record-setting deal with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York State Office of the Attorney General, YouTube agreed to pay a total of $170 million to settle charges of violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) as well as the FTC Act.

  • 09.12.19

    Fifth Circuit Declares FHFA Structure Unconstitutional: Is CFPB Next?

    In a significant ruling with broad financial services repercussions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, has ruled that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the conservator for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is unconstitutionally structured because its director ...

  • 09.12.19

    SEC Proposes Rule Changes for Business Description, Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors Disclosures

    Aiming to modernize the description of business, legal proceedings and risk factor disclosures that registrants are required to make pursuant to Regulation S-K, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed a number of important rule changes which affect periodic reports.

  • 09.12.19

    Credit Union News: Favorable NCUA Decision on Final Rule, Hemp Gets Go-Ahead

    In a major win for credit unions, the D.C. Circuit has largely reversed a ruling that would have prevented credit unions from promulgating rules greatly expanding the field of membership, that is, the persons eligible to join a specific credit union.

  • 09.12.19

    FASB Proposes CECL Delay for Smaller Banks

    Deciding that the benefit to smaller banks and other smaller financial institutions outweighs the lessening of transparency, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update to delay the effective date to implement standards on current expected credit ...