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SEC Files ICO-Related Enforcement Action Against ICOBox
In Securities and Exchange Commission v. ICOBox et al,[1] the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") alleges that defendant ICOBox and its founder
United States
1 Oct 2019
FTC Announces Two More Actions Enforcing The Consumer Review Fairness Act
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced two new actions under the Consumer Review Fairness Act ("CRFA")
United States
5 Aug 2019
GA AG Carr Talks Data Privacy At U.S. Chamber Of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week gathered a diverse, bipartisan group of policymakers, regulators, industry representatives and thought leaders to discuss all things data privacy at #DataDoneRight, its 2019 privacy summit.
United States
25 Jul 2019
U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission Publishes Joint Statement On Broker-Dealer Custody Of Digital Asset Securities
The Joint Statement noted the Regulators' discussions with these industry participants have contributed to the Regulators' ever-evolving understanding of how certain federal securities laws and FINRA rules may affect or be applicable to those industry participants.
United States
18 Jul 2019
FINRA Issues First Litigated Enforcement Action Against Crowdfunding Portal
On June 5, 2019, a FINRA panel handed down its first enforcement action against a funding portal.
United States
26 Jun 2019
This Is Why Board Presentations Are Privileged And Protected
It is a fairly common situation. A company is facing an issue that someone thinks the board of directors ought to know about, so general counsel retains outside counsel to provide advice
United States
24 Jun 2019
Artificial Intelligence: The New Frontier For Assessing Insurance Coverage
U.S. and international businesses are accelerating their use of artificial intelligence (AI)[1] at an unprecedented rate
United States
18 Jun 2019
2019 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contracts Moas Breathe New Life Into Decades-Old Contract
The Joint Policy Committee, LLC ("JPC") reached an agreement with the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists ("SAG-AFTRA") on the 2019
United States
6 May 2019
New Jersey Issues Rule Proposal On Uniform Fiduciary standard
Yesterday the New Jersey Bureau of Securities ("NJBOS") issued its Rule Proposal titled "Fiduciary Duty of Broker-Dealers, Agents, Investment Advisers, and Investment Adviser Representatives".
United States
2 May 2019
SEC Releases Commentary Applying Howey Test To Digital Assets
On April 3, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took a first step toward providing greater clarity on the key question of how to evaluate whether transactions involving issuance or sales...
United States
23 Apr 2019
Lorenzo v. SEC Restores Primary Liability For Misstatements
In a clear win for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Supreme Court held that a person who knowingly disseminates a misstatement about a security can be primarily liable
United States
22 Apr 2019
Puffery About Regulatory Compliance Is Not A Material Misstatement
When the blog receives a case that is a bit off-center, involving odd facts or a different area of law, we grab it as our weekly writing assignment.
United States
8 Apr 2019
NERC Enforcement Of The Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards
On January 25, 2019, the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) posted a Notice of Penalty describing a settlement agreement with a utility company over alleged violations
United States
27 Feb 2019
Lessons Learned – The Importance Of Governance And Regulatory Oversight In Storing Crypto Assets
Quadriga, Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is unable to gain access to about $145 million (USD) of bitcoin and other digital assets following the sudden death of Gerald Cotten, its co-founder and CEO...
United States
12 Feb 2019
High Court Finds Independent Contractor Truck Drivers Excluded From FAA
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court found that truck drivers classified as independent contractors cannot be compelled to arbitrate their claims under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).
United States
23 Jan 2019
Supreme Court To Consider Due Process Nexus
On January 11, 2019, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust ("Kaestner").
United States
16 Jan 2019
Today's Hot Topic: Public Service Announcements
From time to time it's good to keep in mind specific network guidelines when producing public service announcements.
United States
28 Dec 2018
Federal Court Deals SEC A Setback In Blockvest ICO Litigation
On November 28, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) request for a preliminary injunction against Defendants Blockvest
United States
6 Dec 2018
Federal Court Denies SEC Injunction In Blockvest ICO
On November 28, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California denied the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) request for a preliminary injunction against Defendants Blockvest.
United States
5 Dec 2018
SEC Settlement Of Two ICOs Based On Sales Of Unregistered Securities: No Fraud Claims Asserted
On Friday, November 16, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it settled two cases against digital token issuers.
United States
30 Nov 2018
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