Tag Archives: California

California City to Explore Blockchain-Based Financing

The City of Berkeley, California will be the first U.S. city to explore blockchain-based financing to tackle social issues such as affordable housing.  Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Councilmember Ben Bartlett are collaborating with the UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab and San Francisco-based financial startup Neighborly for the Berkeley Blockchain Initiative (“BBI”) to develop a tokenized municipal … Continue Reading

What Constitutes an Autodialer? The Debate Continues

This entry was written by Judy Harris and posted by Travis P. Nelson. Our Global Regulatory Enforcement colleagues Judy Harris and Jack Gindi recently wrote a client alert on the TCPA. The alert discusses a recent state court decision in California, and before it, a district court decision in Alabama, that both found that equipment used to facilitate … Continue Reading

Los Angeles Targets Trustee to Clean-Up Housing Mess

The People of the State of California and The City of Los Angeles (collectively, the “Plaintiff”) are seeking to hold Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee under hundreds of mortgaged-backed securitizations (collectively, the “Trustee” or “Defendant”), liable for reparations on thousand of homes in the Los Angeles County … Continue Reading