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  • Blog: Antitrust UpdateCongress Hears Challenges to the Consumer Welfare StandardPosted on March 14, 2019 by Meghan Larywon, Jonathan H. Hatch
    The purpose and goals of United States antitrust policy have not remained static over time.  Since 1979, the Supreme Court has focused on a “consumer welfare” theory of antitrust law.  See Reiter v. Sonotone Corp., 442 U.S. 330, 343 (1979) (The floor debates “suggest that Congress designed the Sherman Act as a ‘consumer welfare prescription.’” [...]
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  • Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportAccessing and Protecting Digital Assets: Fiduciary Duties in a Digital WorldPosted on February 28, 2019 by David B. West
    Executors have a duty to gather all of the assets of the decedent’s estate and prepare an inventory of the assets and debts. In days of old, this meant obtaining paper files that had been in the possession of the deceased. The digital world changed all that. Digital content is generally held, not by the...Continue Reading…
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  • Blog: Capital Markets LitigationFlattening Yield Curve Signals Looming Recession, Some SayPosted on July 2, 2018 by Alexandra Droz and Carly Coleman
    Recently, investors and economists have focused increased attention on bond market yield curves, which have proven to be a compelling predictor of an upcoming economic recession. The yield curve is the measure of the difference between short-term and long-term interest rates on government bonds.  In a healthy economy, interest rates on long-term (typically, ten-year) bonds...… Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Banking on This: Spilman Mortgage & Consumer Banking ReportFDCPA Violations Begin When the Violation OccursPosted on May 17, 2018 by Spilman Administrator
    On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit departed from opinions issued by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits in ruling that violations of the FDCPA begin to run when the violation occurs. In Rotkiske v. Klemm, et al., plaintiff Rotkiske sued a law firm that, in 2009, had obtained a default […]
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