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D.C. Circuit Vacates SEC Sanctions, Says Negligent Omissions Are Not ‘Willful’ Under Advisers Act

On April 30, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a Securities and Exchange Commission order imposing sanctions. The court held that an investment advisory firm and its owners did not violate Section 207 of the … Continue reading

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D.C. Superior Court Holds That Challenge to Advertising Claim for Meat Product is Preempted Because USDA Approved Same Claim on Label

By Riëtte van Laack — In 2016, the Animal League Defense Fund (ALDF) sued Hormel Foods Corporation, alleging that the company’s use of the terms “natural” and “no preservatives added” in advertising for its Natural Choice products violated the D.C. … Continue reading

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CFP: WIP Panel: European Law and Comparative Law – Washington, D.C.

The AALS Section on European Law invites submissions for a works-in-progress panel at the January 2-5, 2020 Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, DC. Papers may concern any matter related to European Law and Comparative Law. Papers must be … Continue reading

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Washington D.C. Attorney General Seeks Stronger Data Security and Breach Notification Requirements

Add Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine’s recent data security legislative proposal – the Security Breach Protection Amendment Act of 2019 – to the growing list of states and jurisdictions across the country seeking to strengthen privacy and security protections … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. Establishes Financial Services Regulatory Sandbox and Innovation Council

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently established the District of Columbia Financial Services Regulatory Sandbox and Innovation Council  (the “Council”). The Council has been tasked with analyzing and reporting on the viability of implementing a financial services regulatory sandbox in … Continue reading

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