Tag Archives: Municipal

What Happens at Municipal Court?

Facing a criminal charge is never something you should take lightly. Heading to the court to face even a speeding ticket can be intimidating and confusing. What will happen once you get in that courtroom? Will the prosecutor be harsh … Continue reading

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FCC “consumer advisory” panel includes ALEC, big foe of municipal broadband

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Mark Wilson ) A committee that advises the Federal Communications Commission on consumer-related matters now includes a representative … Continue reading

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SEC Charges College Official for Fraudulently Concealing Financial Troubles From Municipal Bond Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former controller of a New York-based not-for-profit college with defrauding municipal securities investors by fraudulently concealing the college’s deteriorating finances.According to the SEC’s complaint, in recent years, the College of New Rochelle … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Sues Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Other Big Banks, Alleges Municipal Bond Rigging

The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is suing Bank of America (BAC), Goldman Sachs (GS), Citigroup (C), Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), Barclays Plc (BAR), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) for allegedly rigging rates for … Continue reading

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Short-Term Rentals: New Municipal Regulations & HOAs/Condos

The convenience and cost of Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and other platforms have made short-term rentals (sometimes called “STRs” or “STVRs” for “short-term vacation rentals”) a booming business. Airbnb said earlier this year that it has over 640,000 hosts and 4 … Continue reading

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