Category Archives: Banking and Finance law

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Antitrust chief discusses antitrust issues related to financial sector at Fordham conference

By E. Darius Sturmer, J.D.Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, delivered a speech at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City discussing the application of the antitrust laws to … Continue reading

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Are counter-affidavits effective in credit card collection cases? – Houle v. Capital One (Tex.App. 2019) (summary judgment appeal)

Last Friday the Supreme Court of Texas decided two debt collection cases. In Godoy v. Wells Fargo, the Court approved and enforced a contractual waiver of the 2-year statute of limitations applicable to deficiency claims, and judicially substituted the four-year … Continue reading

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CFTC Division of Enforcement Publishes Enforcement Manual

On May 8, 2019, the Division of Enforcement (“Division”) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (”CFTC”) announced that it had published its Enforcement Manual (“Manual”). This is the first issuance of a public Manual. Prior to this publication, the Manual … Continue reading

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Variation on the bank-customer arbitration theme: Customer doesn't get to require Amegy Bank to arbitrate

WHEN THE LITTLE GUY WANTS TO TAKE THE BIG GUY TO ARBITRATION  Here is another rare case where an individual wanted to arbitrate a dispute with a business — rather than the reverse — and was thwarted in his quest: Carter … Continue reading

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SEC and PCAOB actions against accountants dropped significantly in 2018

By John Filar AtwoodThe PCAOB finalized only 13 enforcement actions against accountants in 2018 representing a 63 percent decline from the 35 actions in 2017, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research. The number of SEC enforcement actions against … Continue reading

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