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Monthly Archives: August 2010

New Federal Gift Card Regulations: Why They Matter in Mass. Posted on Aug 24

Federal Regulations issued under the CARD act became effective on August 22, 2010. These regulations, 12 CFR pt. 205, provide many protections for consumers with credit cards, bank accounts and gift cards. In one key provision, the regulations require that a gift card may not   …Continue Reading New Federal Gift Card Regulations: Why They Matter in Mass.

Preliminary Injunction Issued in Stem Cell Research Posted on Aug 24

US District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Royce Lamberth issued a preliminary injunction yesterday in the case of Sherley v. Sebelius, US Dist Court – DC, Civ. No. 1:09-cv-1575, August 23, 2010. The injunction was granted “to enjoin defendants from implementing the [NIH]   …Continue Reading Preliminary Injunction Issued in Stem Cell Research

Reverse Mortgages, Tenants in Foreclosure, Right to Cure and More! Posted on Aug 9

On August 7, Governor Patrick signed S.2407: An Act to Stabilize Neighborhoods, which brought significant changes in a number of laws. Reverse Mortgages (Sections 2-5): provides additional protections for consumers within certain income guidelines considering reverse mortgages. Most portions are effective in November. The required   …Continue Reading Reverse Mortgages, Tenants in Foreclosure, Right to Cure and More!

Food Rules Posted on Aug 6

One of the final bills of the last legislative session signed by the Governor was an act relative to school nutrition. Chapter 197 of the acts of 2010 encourages the purchase of locally grown produce, meats and seafood at state colleges and universities, as well   …Continue Reading Food Rules