Financial Services Blog
- Blog: Antitrust UpdateIndirect Purchasers Cannot Sue Qualcomm Under Federal Law, But State Law Claims SurvivePosted on November 21, 2017 by Kathrina Szymborski, Jonathan H. HatchA federal judge in California has refused to allow indirect purchasers of semiconductor chips—i.e., cell phone consumers—to bring claims against Qualcomm under federal antitrust law. Plaintiffs allege Qualcomm’s patent licensing practices are anticompetitive and constitute an abuse of Qualcomm’s dominant position in the supply of semiconductor chips. As a result of these practices, plaintiffs say, [...]
- Blog: Broker-Dealer Law CornerFirst Shot Fired In PIABA’s War On The Securities IndustryPosted on November 18, 2017 by Alan WolperA week or so ago, I highlighted in a post the acceptance speech of PIABA’s incoming president, Andrew Stoltmann, in which he announced his intent to wage “war” on the securities industry. Bluster aside, Andrew has been true to his word. His opening volley is an attack on the public governors who sit on FINRA’s...… Continue Reading
- Blog: Waller Law BlogSEC Chairman Sees ICOs as Securities OfferingsPosted on November 16, 2017 by Marc J. Adesso,Wes ScottSEC Chairman Jay Clayton spoke at the PLI Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in re: The DAO and his skepticism about ICOs being a securities offering.
- Blog: TSMP ForefrontBig data and the death of the shopping mallPosted on November 6, 2017 by How retailers can harness technology to beat e-commerce at its own game.
- Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportWhat Does the CFPB’s Payday Rule Mean for the Future of Small-Dollar Lending?Posted on November 1, 2017 by Elizabeth A. KhalilThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s long-anticipated rulemaking on small-dollar lending took a surprising turn. The version of the CFPB’s small-dollar regulation proposed in 2016 would have covered a wide array of small consumer loans, and was further accompanied by a request for information on additional small-dollar products and practices not covered by the proposal,...Continue Reading…
- Blog: Western Canada Business LitigationThe Remedy of “Money Had and Received.”Posted on October 23, 2017 by <a href='http://www.lawsonlundell.com/team-Peter-Roberts.html'>Peter Roberts</a>Over the years, the courts have developed various remedies to allow for the recovery of money in circumstances where fairness simply demands it. These remedies arise in situations where there is no legal or contractual relationship between the parties that might otherwise ground such a claim. Situations like this arise where one person pays another... Continue Reading