Smith Debnam announces its Spring 2016 Enforcement and Compliance Update. The update highlights several recent enforcement actions handed down by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and FDIC against banks and other financial services providers.
Raleigh-based law firm Smith Debnam today announced that Smith Debnam Partner and Board Certified Family Law Specialist Alicia Jurney has been elected to serve a three-year term as Council Member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. The Dispute Resolution Section addresses issues that are relevant to both mediation and arbitration, and acts as a resource for practicing mediators, arbitrators, and attorneys who utilize alternative dispute resolution.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently adopted a new rule that will increase the requirements for employers to report workplace injuries and illnesses.
Supreme Court Rules in FDCPA Case 6/9/2016
The Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Sixth Circuit in Sheriff v. Gillie, Docket No. 15-338, holding that letters sent on the Ohio Attorney General’s letterhead by private debt collectors are neither deceptive nor misleading. While we are still digesting the opinion as to its long-term import, here are our initial impressions:
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