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Banks of all sizes nationwide are receiving demand letters from plaintiffs’ law firms on behalf of blind customers alleging inability to access Internet banking websites in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The letters demand that the banks modify the websites to comply with proposed rules that won’t be enacted until 2018 and, of course, the firms are seeking attorneys’ fees.
Hosted by the American Bankers Association, Laura Simmons of ABA Insurance Services and Marlene Muraco of Littler Mendelson will discuss current workplace issues presented with real-life examples that should be on bankers’ radars.
Employment-related lawsuits are difficult to deal with: emotions run high with personal issues often brought into play. Even when claims are meritless, defense costs can be substantial. The impact on morale and reputation can also be significant. The following tips may help reduce employment-related issues in your business and strengthen your defense if an action is brought.
With summer in full swing, many companies are planning group outings with alcoholic beverages being provided by the company. Business owners and managers should recognize that there is a legal liability associated with providing alcohol at these types of events that is not entirely unlike the risks borne by your local tavern owner.
By now, you’ve mostly likely heard the news: ransomware is here and it’s a problem. The impact can be devastating. Imagine not being able to access your email, customer information or vital records for days or even weeks. Victims not only face monetary losses associated with the ransom and loss of business during the downtime, but also the additional forensics costs, the loss of employee productivity and, most importantly, customer trust.
April 5, 2016: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a special edition of Supervisory Insights, A Community Bank Director's Guide to Corporate Governance: 21st Century Reflections on the FDIC Pocket Guide for Directors.
After repossessing a vehicle on a defaulted consumer auto loan, a bank must provide a “pre-sale notice” under the UCC before disposing of the vehicle through a public or private sale. When the vehicle is sold for less than the amount owed, a bank typically files a deficiency collection action against the debtor. If, however, the Bank’s pre-sale notice is defective under the UCC, the bank is risking becoming embroiled in the defense of a class action counterclaim filed by the debtor.
Now available for viewing: Moderated by American Bankers Association's Doug Johnson. Pete Hilbert and Mike Read of ABA Insurance Services provided insight into identifying cybersecurity exposures, what’s current in the cyber insurance industry and the details behind most cyber insurance policies.