Archive for 2017

  • The CFPB Arbitration Rule Has Been Challenged . . . Now What?

    July 20, 2017 dehs

    On Monday, July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) released its Arbitration Agreements Rule (the “Arbitration Rule”). The Arbitration Rule prohibits providers of covered products and services from using pre-dispute arbitration agreements that bar consumers from filing class action lawsuits.  By July 20, however, measures to repeal the Arbitration Rule were introduced by lawmakers in both the House and Senate. Davenport Evans lawyer Ashlee A. Wendt explains.

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  • Blake Discusses Cyber Law on KELO Podcast

    July 20, 2017 dehs
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    Davenport Evans Business and Cyber Law attorney Ashley G. Blake appeared on KELO NewsTalk Radio 1320 AM/107.9 FM July 18 to discuss the importance of protecting your business from litigation and regulatory risk by ensuring your website includes an attorney-prepared privacy policy and terms and conditions.

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  • Davenport Evans Employment Law Update Set For September 20, 2017

    July 12, 2017 dehs

    Join us for the 2017 Davenport Evans Employment Law Update, Wednesday, September 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls. The free annual seminar draws human resources professionals, managers, and small business leaders from across the region. Online registration is open now.

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  • New Digital Assets Act Takes Effect in South Dakota

    June 29, 2017 dehs
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    Many financial and other transactions today occur online. Upon death or disability,  a person may need to be appointed to have access to email and other digital accounts. The Revised Uniform Fiduciary Digital Assets Act (RUFDAA) takes effect July 1, 2017 in South Dakota, clarifying requirements for executors, trustees, conservators, attorneys-in-fact and other agents (“fiduciaries”) access to a person’s “digital assets.” Davenport Evans lawyer Terry N. Prendergast explains.

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  • What Will the CFPB Do With Alternative Data?

    June 21, 2017 dehs

    On February 21, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) published a “Request for Information Regarding Use of Alternative Data and Modeling Techniques in the Credit Process” (the “RFI”). The CFPB received an earful, including multiple responses from various marketplace lending participants, trade groups, consumer advocacy groups, and the major banking trade associations. While the comment period only closed on May 19, 2017, the industry is watching the CFPB closely to determine what, if any, actions the CFPB takes in response to the RFI. Keith Gauer explains.

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  • South Dakota and Unclaimed Property

    June 12, 2017 dehs

    Here’s another reason bank charters are important: unclaimed property. Davenport Evans business and financial services lawyer Douglas J. Hajek explains.

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  • Davenport Evans Lawyers Top Ranked by Chambers USA 2017

    May 26, 2017 dehs

    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP has been named a Top Ranked Leading Firm by Chambers USA, which ranks the nation’s leading law firms and lawyers. In South Dakota, rankings are given in four main categories: Corporate/Commercial Law, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate. Click here to find a roster of ranked Davenport Evans lawyers.

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  • Davenport Evans Welcomes 2017 Summer Associates

    May 25, 2017 dehs
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    Davenport Evans is pleased to welcome its 2017 summer associate class, Erin Scott, Olivia Karns and Alayna Ackerman. Davenport Evans has a long history of hiring law students who participate in the firm’s summer associate program.

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  • Peterson Discusses Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations on KELO Podcast

    May 24, 2017 dehs
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    Davenport Evans litigation lawyer Mitch Peterson appeared on KELO NewsTalk Radio 1320 AM/107.9 FM May 16 to discuss Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs. Listen to the podcast here.

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  • Sioux Falls SculptureWalk “Nucleus” Sponsored by Davenport Evans

    May 22, 2017 dehs
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    Davenport Evans is proud to support the Sioux Falls SculptureWalk, sponsoring the installation of “Nucleus” a steel sculpture by Sioux Falls, SD artist Jeffrey Satter, which appears before the Federal Courthouse on Phillips Avenue.

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