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  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Amplifies Jones Act Scrutiny

    Ben Schupp spoke with Law360 about the temporary waiver of the Jones Act to expedite Puerto Rico's Hurricane Fiona recovery efforts. Because of recent amendments to the law, Jones Act waivers are likely to become rarer or, at least, more restricted.

  • Personal Injury Primer

    Remington Angelle (Baton Rouge) will co-present a “Personal Injury Primer” with Judge D. Nicole Sheppard, Orleans Parish Civil District Court, at the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Back to Basics CLE event on September 30, 2022.

  • FTC’s Proposed Dealer Trade Rules Sets Sights on “Add-on” Product Sales

    On July 13, 2022, the FTC’s proposed Motor Vehicle Dealers Trade Regulation Rule, was published in the Federal Register. The FTC’s stated purpose of the proposed rule is to "protect consumers and honest dealers by making the car-buying process more clear and competitive". More specifically, the FTC believes consumers do not know the true cost of the vehicle they purchase and finance, and that consumers unknowingly purchase or are tricked into purchasing Add-on products without knowing its costs, benefits, that the Add-on products are optional, or that they are even purchasing Add-ons for the vehicle at all.

  • The Future of Insurance Distribution

    Lauren Ybarra (Dallas) will participate in a panel hosted by InsurTechATX and the Insurance Council of Texas on Thursday, September 1, 2022. They'll discuss the impact of technology on getting insurance to those who need it as well as where the industry is headed in "The Future of Insurance Distribution."

  • Federal Reserve Board Updates Regulation O FAQs

    On July 8, 2022, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) updated “Question 3” of its frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding Regulation O, “Loans to Executive Officers, Directors, and Principal Shareholders of Member Banks.” In the update, the Board clarified that a bank’s payment of premiums as part of a split-dollar life insurance arrangement is not an improper extension of credit to an insider if certain conditions are met.

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