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The U.S. Department of Labor announced important new rules on April 6, 2016, that will impose fiduciary responsibilities on investment professionals managing retirement accounts, or investments that may be part of retirement funds. When consumers hear the advertising of investment firms promising that the customer always comes first, they assume the individuals and firms investing […]

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Post written by Brian G. Shaffer, J.D. Candidate 2016, Pace Law School The mission of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is “to reform the regulation of financial services in New York to keep pace with the rapid and dynamic evolution of these industries, to guard against financial crises and to protect […]

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The New York Times recently published a three-part series, “Beware the Fine Print,” criticizing the widespread use  of mandatory arbitration and class action waiver clauses in consumer contracts. The authors describe the growth of these contract clauses as “a far-reaching power play orchestrated by American corporations.” A Times editorial asserts that “forced-arbitration clauses, found in […]

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On August 5, the SEC approved a final “pay ratio” rule requiring large public companies to disclose the ratio of chief executives’ pay to the median pay of employees. Companies will have to report the ratio every three years, in registration statements, proxy and information statements, and annual reports. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 mandated […]

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The oral advocacy program at Pace Law School is a robust one as students have the opportunity to learn and practice oral advocacy skills by participating in the mock trial advocacy and the moot court competitions. Oral advocacy education is a critical addition to the traditional classroom learning emphasizing the value of preparation, hard work, and collaboration. It is […]

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As the final exams are approaching and our students begin their preparations, we thought that the following list of the variety of study aids the library has might be helpful. Our collection includes Questions & Answers, Examples & Explanations, Understanding Series, Emanuel’s Strategies & Tactics, Nutshells, and number of audio recordings. And don’t forget the […]

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The U.S. General Services Administration publishes an annual Consumer Action Handbook, a guide to help citizens make smarter decisions with their money. It is a compilation of buying tips from across government agencies, with updates on the latest scams and a consumer contact directory, and is available in both print and online formats. The Handbook […]

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In the six years since the financial crisis began, some commentators have wondered if promised reforms would ever be implemented. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law 111-203), passed by Congress in 2010, mandated new regulations on proprietary trading by federally-insured banks and required greater disclosure in derivatives transactions. Finally, on […]

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently launched a toolkit to empower school districts and other public service organizations to help their employees pay off student loan debt. Up to a quarter of the U.S. workforce is in public service and may be eligible for existing student loan debt forgiveness programs. Qualifying employment is any […]

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The Library’s Law in Film Collection continues to grow and the following are some of our newest additions. Anyone with borrowing privileges, including students, staff and faculty, may check any of the Law in Film Collection movies out.   A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet (a film by Mark Kitchell) [GE197 .S44 […]

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