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  • Blog: Antitrust UpdateSenate bill would attach strings to state licensing boards’ antitrust immunityPosted on August 18, 2017 by
    As we noted last month, the FTC has recently been voicing concerns about potentially anticompetitive actions of state professional licensing boards.  Our post also discussed the scope of such boards’ immunity from antitrust liability under the Supreme Court’s caselaw. Now, a U.S. Senate bill sponsored by Republicans Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Ben Sasse seeks [...]
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  • Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business ReportSE Tech Podcast Ep. 39 – PermitZone with Ray AntoninoPosted on August 16, 2017 by Admin
    We speak with Ray Antonino from PermitZone, a technology for contractors and do-it-yourselfers to apply for, pay, and receive permits online, nationwide. PermitZone is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, SC. http:// www.permitzone.com/
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  • Blog: Broker-Dealer Law CornerRansomware In 2017: Not A Pretty PicturePosted on August 9, 2017 by Greg Stein
    I am happy to share this post from my colleague, Greg Stein, about ransomware.  While ransomware is not something unique to the financial services industry, because, as criminal Willie Sutton famously answered when asked why he robbed banks, our industry is “where the money is,” BDs, IAs and banks do seem to attract more than their fair...… Continue Reading
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  • Blog: TSMP ForefrontWe do(n’t) need another (type of) heroPosted on August 8, 2017 by
    Forefront: By TSMP takes a break from mulling the Law, and doffs its cap to Singapore’s heroes as we celebrate Singapore’s 52nd birthday.
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  • Blog: Global Capital Markets LitigationRBS Settles RMBS Claims in FHFA SettlementPosted on July 25, 2017 by Meg Slachetka
    On July 12, 2017, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) announced an agreement to settle claims arising out of RBS’s sale of allegedly faulty residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”).  RBS will pay $5.5 billion to settle the claims. The FHFA, as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, filed...… Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Minter Ellison Technology, Media and IP BlogCanada's Supreme Court decision against Google has far reaching implicationsPosted on July 23, 2017 by
    On 28 June 2017 Canada's Supreme Court upheld a decision ordering Google to remove links to websites unlawfully selling the intellectual property of another company. The Judges (7-2) in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc maintained that Canadian courts had authority to issue an injunction forcing Google, a non-party to the initial proceedings, to delete search results, not only within Canada but globally. The case The underlying action (commenced in 2011) involved Equustek Solutions Inc (Equustek), a small technology company, launching proceedings against Datalink Technologies Gateways L...
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