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Recent Case Law Focuses on Drafting Considerations in Payments Contracts (part 3 of 3)

A well-crafted contract will be concise, clear, and avoid internal conflicts. In this last article of our three-part series on payments contracts and drafting considerations, a recent case addressing conflicting contractual clauses is discussed. Read More ›

Recent Case Law Focuses on Drafting Considerations in Payments Contracts (part 2 of 3)

In this second article of our three-part series on payments contracts and drafting considerations, recent case law issued by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is discussed. Read More ›

IRS Liens, After Acquired Property and the Doctrine of Choateness

Internal Revenue Service liens attach to all a taxpayer’s “property and rights to property, whether real or personal, belonging to such person.” 26 U.S.C. Section 6321.[1] A taxpayer’s “property” is determined by relevant state law, but federal law determines lien priority.  Read More ›

Do Prior Liens Attach to Property After the Fraudulent Conveyance Determination

Ohio Revised Code Section 1336.07 is Ohio’s codification of the “Remedies” section of the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (“UFTA”).[1]  The first and primary remedy listed in O.R.C. Section 1336.07 (and the UFTA) is “avoidance of the transfer” that is improper under the statute. Read More ›

New Cybersecurity Regs Will Not be Limited to New York: Extra-Territorial Application for the Insurer and its 3rd Parties

August 28, 2017 marks the first of several rapidly approaching implementation deadlines for “covered entities” subject to the new cybersecurity regulations promulgated in March by the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”). With a few limited scope exemptions based on size, revenue, assets, and structure, 23 NYCRR Part 500 establishes minimum cybersecurity requirements for approximately 4,500 DFS regulated licensees, and the sweeping new rules will de facto extend to third-party service providers and authorized users beyond the Empire State’s borders. Read More ›

Considerations For A Legislative Definition of “Blockchain”

It seems like everyone is discussing “blockchain,” but few have taken the time to really define what blockchain is (and is not). In particular, the federal government has not reached a consensus on what the term should mean. Recently a group of blockchain experts from academia, private practice, and government relations sat down together to do just that—define “blockchain” – at the Blockchain Definition on Capitol Hill event, hosted by MIT Media Lab, Congressman David Schweikert, the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and the DC Blockchain Center.   This article shares one definition which was submitted for consideration at the event.  Read More ›

Will Sixth Circuit Decision Further Open Doors to Data Breach Recovery Lawsuits?

Defendants in putative class actions suits filed in federal court attempting recovery for data breaches have generally been successful at obtaining dismissal of the claims before their merits can be considered.  This is due to the significant hurdle imposed by the standing requirement under Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Many federal courts have dismissed these claims as lacking Article III standing where the plaintiffs have not alleged a present and ascertainable injury, or an “injury-in-fact”.  But several of the federal appellate courts have indicated a willingness to find standing in these cases, and the recent decision in Galaria  et al. v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has further strengthened the hand of plaintiffs’ counsel. Read More ›

What You Should Know About Kentucky’s New Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

On January 1, 2016, the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA) was enacted in Kentucky and can be found at KRS 378A.005 e seq.  The UVTA replaces KRS 378, which contained KRS 378.010, the Kentucky fraudulent conveyance statute, and KRS 378.060, the Kentucky preference statute.  Nationally, the UVTA will replace the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (“UFTA”).  According to the Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, California, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, and North Dakota have joined Kentucky in enacting the UVTA.  Adoption of the UVTA is anticipated by the remaining states in the coming years.  Read More ›

NEW POINT-OF-SALE LEGISLATION IN TENNESSEE

Does your company lease point-of-sale (POS) credit card terminals to customers in Tennessee?  Or, are you a Tennessee merchant who accepts credit or debit card sales?  If so, your company will want to be aware of a new Tennessee law that regulates POS terminal contracts. Read More ›

Supreme Court Clarifies Borrower’s Rescission Rights Under the Truth in Lending Act

On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that a borrower may simply provide written notice to a lender to exercise its right to rescind under the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”). It need not have actually filed suit within the statutory three year period.  The Court’s decision in Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. clarified borrowers’ rescission right under TILA and resolved a split between Circuits.  Read More ›

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William T. Repasky practices with the Litigation Department at Frost Brown Todd. He focuses on lending and commercial services; banking litigation and financial institutions.

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