Category Archives: Real Estate & Property Law

CPFB Seeks Public Guidance, Likely to Get Earful

This past week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will ask for public input on its operations, on everything from enforcement, supervision, rulemaking, market monitoring, and education activities. It’s not hard to guess which topics are likely to generate the most comments. In fact, in its announcement, the CFPB already eliminated the guesswork about which area it will explore first: civil investigative demands (CIDs). The main public outcry over those will probably denounce the extremely short timeframe the CFPB has traditionally allowed for them: 20 days for a response or a legal petition to modify the CID or set it aside and 10 days to meet and confer with CFPB officials. Under current regulations, extensions of those deadlines are “disfavored.” But the enabling law for CIDs (12 U.S.C. 5562(c)) mandates that respondents be given a reasonable time to comply or object. The best course for the CFPB would be to adopt a more flexible….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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HEADING FOR A BRICKTOWN SWIM

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DECLINING TRAFFIC DEATHS

Vision Zero: Mayor de Blasio Announces Pedestrian Fatalities Dropped 32% Last Year, Making 2017 Safest Year on Record Fourth consecutive year of declining traffic fatalities under Vision Zero, fewest New Yorkers lost since 1910—strongly countering national trends Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City saw the fewest traffic fatalities on record last year, driven by a 32 percent drop in pedestrian fatalities. This marks the fourth consecutive year of declining traffic deaths under Vision Zero. Since 2013, fatalities have dropped 28 percent. Pedestrian deaths have plummeted by nearly half—45 percent. These mark the lowest levels since recordkeeping began in 1910. The Mayor made the announcement at an event at NYPD’s Central Garage in Woodside, Queens where he thanked City workers responsible for implementing Vision Zero. In 2017, 214 people, 101 of them pedestrians, were lost in traffic….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Subprime Lawsuits by Cleveland and Baltimore

Ive been thinking about the nuisance lawsuit that Cleveland filed against a series of subprime lenders and the Baltimore lawsuit filed about Wells Fargo, based on the Fair Housing Act. Wall Street Journal Blog talks about them here, as have….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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POSSIBLE ADVANCED PRACTICE FOR PA NURSE PRACTITIONERS

FTC Staff: Proposed Pennsylvania Legislation Affecting Nurse Practitioners Likely to Benefit Competition and Consumers while Promoting Principles of Economic Liberty Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of a legislative proposal to modify the supervision requirements imposed on advanced practice registered nurse-certified nurse practitioners (APRN-CNPs) in Pennsylvania. The comments respond to a request from Pennsylvania State Representative Jesse Topper and encourage the Pennsylvania legislature to pass the legislation, which will spur competition to benefit consumers, and also promote economic opportunity for nurse practitioners. The staff of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning and Bureaus of Competition and Economics submitted comments regarding Pennsylvania House Bill 100, which seeks to allow the state’s Board of Nursing the authority to license APRN-CNPs to practice independently….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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