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  • Blog: Panama - International Business & Financial CenterWhether for Reasons of Good Policy or Personal Revenge, Trump and Republicans Should End Subsidies for the OECDPosted on June 27, 2017 by adegracia
    By Dan Mitchell June 26, 2017 https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/ If I was Captain Ahab in a Herman Melville novel, my Moby Dick would be the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. I have spent more than 15 years fighting that Paris-based bureaucracy. Even to the point that the OECD threatened [...]
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  • Blog: Broker-Dealer Law CornerWhat Else Is New? FINRA Skates Despite “Massive” Failure To Produce DocumentsPosted on June 23, 2017 by Alan Wolper
    Let’s play pretend.  Can you imagine what FINRA would do to a respondent broker-dealer in an Enforcement action that announced on Day Five of the hearing – i.e., during the “final phase” of the hearing – that – whoops! – it had forgotten to produce certain documents that it should have produced eight months before...… Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Antitrust UpdateSeventh Circuit Finds Exclusive Dealing in Hospital-Payer Case Pro CompetitivePosted on June 21, 2017 by
    “But what is more common than exclusive dealing?”  Affirming summary judgment for defendant Saint Francis Medical Center, the Seventh Circuit recently held that the hospital’s contracts with health care insurers—though admittedly exclusive—did not harm competition.  In fact, such contracts were likely the product of a competitive market in which Saint Francis was simply the best [...]
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  • Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportDebt Buyers Get Some FDCPA Relief from Supreme Court: Case Offers Insights But Leaves Some Questions UnansweredPosted on June 20, 2017 by Robert M. Horwitz and Kyle M. Asher
    On June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that a buyer of defaulted consumer debt was not subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The question of whether such debt buyers fit within the FDCPA’s definition of “debt collector” has long been a subject of contention. While this result will not...Continue Reading…
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  • Blog: Western Canada Business LitigationAnti-Spam Private Right of Action SuspendedPosted on June 12, 2017 by <a href=''></a>
    The Government of Canada has suspended the implementation of the private right of action in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). The provisions in connection with CASL’s private right of action were scheduled to come into force on July 1, 2017.  They would have given people the ability to seek damages against those who contravene certain sections... Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Banking on This: Spilman Mortgage & Consumer Banking ReportHouse Passes Financial CHOICE Act Aimed at Rolling Back Dodd-FrankPosted on June 9, 2017 by Spilman Administrator
    Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act. It now goes to the Senate, where commentators predict it has little chance to pass in its current form. If you’d like to read more about the act and the House’s vote, you can find an article from The Hill here. By Nicholas […]
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