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California AG Submits Final CCPA Rules for Approval  

On June 1, 2020, Xavier Becerra, the Attorney General for California, submitted the final package of regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to the California Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”). For businesses required to comply with the CCPA, the package outlines the requirements for privacy notices, methods for submitting requests to know and delete consumer information, verification of consumers, special rules regarding minors, and non-discrimination.

Internal Control Failures Cost MetLife $10 million in SEC Settlement

MetLife, Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $10 million in order to settle charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that it violated the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the federal securities laws.

SEC Adopts Final Dodd-Frank Hedging Disclosure Rules

In a long-awaited development, the SEC has adopted its final rule "requiring companies to disclose, in proxy or information statements for the election of directors, any practices or policies allowing employees or directors to engage in certain hedging transactions...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced in September a court order that halted what the SEC referred to as "an ongoing Ponzi-like scheme" that fraudulently collected more than $345 million from over 230 investors across the U.S. In...

Digital and virtual currencies continue to be a growing trend in the financial industry. Investors are demonstrating increased interest and trading activity, and, more and more financial advisers are considering inclusion of cryptocurrencies in investment portfolios. Existing as digital...

58-year-old Arthur Lamar Adams pled guilty on May 9, 2018, to one count of wire fraud for his role in defrauding hundreds of investors in a Ponzi scheme involving more than $100 million, spanning a period of at least...

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