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States Consider Additional Rules for Financial Planners
States are reacting to uncertainty surrounding recent federal regulations on the standard of care financial planners use for their clients' accounts by passing state based rules. A fiduciary duty imparts the highest degree of legal responsibility on financial planners by...
Auto-renewal Clauses in Consumer Contracts Under Scrutiny by State Legislatures

Subscription-based services and products, such as video-streaming, security, and prepared meals, have become a regular staple for many households. In many cases, the subscription automatically renews on a monthly or yearly basis, giving the consumer uninterrupted...

Lawmakers Want Digital Devices to Block "Obscene” Websites Including Some Social Media Platforms
There's a wave of bills cropping up across the states that prohibit retailers from selling certain internet-connected devices (e.g., laptops, tablets, and smartphones) to consumers unless the devices contain digital blocking software. This software would render “obscene...
Ticket Reselling One Step Closer to Legal in Michigan

 

March Madness has arrived, and if your team made it to the tournament you might be franticly searching for tickets to experience the excitement live.  On average, you will spend approximately $205.38 for a coveted ticket to an opening- weekend game. However, if the game...

Retailers Prevail in Credit Card Surcharge Law Litigation

 

By: Jason Phillips, Research Analyst November 5, 2013

States Respond to SEC's Indecision on Crowdfunding Rulemaking

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law in April 2012, small business owners and investors alike hoped for increased opportunities for investment through the law’s equity crowdfunding component, which would allow individual investors to purchase equity in private...