CARES Act Enforcement under the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery

CARES Act Enforcement under the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery

Companies and individuals in the United States are confronting unprecedented challenges triggered by COVID-19, which has shuttered businesses, disrupted travel, supply chains, and the financial markets, and threatened global economic stability.  In response to the pandemic, the United States government has responded with the most significant economic stimulus package in history called the Coronavirus Aid,

Braden Perry Gives Cybersecurity Expertise in Article

Braden Perry Gives Cybersecurity Expertise in Article

Cybersecurity is a big deal, and according to securitymagazine.com attacks are made every 36 seconds.  Hackers are most likely to target an individual person, rather than an entire organization.  A important tip to avoid a cyber attack is to use different password throughout all of your online platforms. Kennyhertz Perry partner, Braden Perry, shares his

Braden Perry Discusses Artificial Intelligence Regulation Risks in Article

Braden Perry Discusses Artificial Intelligence Regulation Risks in Article

A number of the world’s leading democracies (U.S. excluded) would like to take a closer look at artificial intelligence (AI), and it’s affect on privacy, security, human rights, crime and finance. The U.S. has not joined this movement, for they believe this regulation could likely hurt businesses and the development of AI technologies.  However, six

CFTC and CME Charge Trader for Violations Related to Live Cattle Futures

CFTC and CME Charge Trader for Violations Related to Live Cattle Futures

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an Order filing and settling charges against Nathan Harris, a registered trader, for fraud, unauthorized trading, and violating speculative position limits in live cattle futures contracts. It’s alleged that between January 2012 and August 2014, Harris engaged in fraud and unauthorized trading by

FTC Files Two Actions for Illegal Non-Disparagement Clauses in Contracts

FTC Files Two Actions for Illegal Non-Disparagement Clauses in Contracts

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently filed two actions against Shore to Please Vacations LLC and Staffordshire Property Management, LLC alleging that the companies used illegal non-disparagement clauses in consumer form contracts in the course of selling their respective services, in violation of the Consumer Review Fairness Act (“CRFA”). The CRFA, which became effective in

SEC Files Subpoena Enforcement Action Against Cannabis Company

SEC Files Subpoena Enforcement Action Against Cannabis Company

On June 4, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a subpoena enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Covalent Collective, a vertically integrated cannabis enterprise, for failure to produce documents in an investigation. The action relates to an SEC investigation into potential violations of registration provisions

Investment Advisor Sued by SEC for Fraud by Overcharging Advisory Fees

Investment Advisor Sued by SEC for Fraud by Overcharging Advisory Fees

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Stephen Brandon Anderson and his company, River Source Wealth Management, an RIA located in North Carolina alleging the firm systematically overcharging his clients. The SEC alleges that the Anderson charged approximately 40% more than the agreed-upon maximum customer advisory fees.  The SEC said that Anderson also misled his

Payment Processor Settles FTC Case Alleging It Assisted in Fraudulent Schemes

Payment Processor Settles FTC Case Alleging It Assisted in Fraudulent Schemes

Allied Wallet, described as a provider of e-commerce merchant services and online payment processing services, settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it assisted numerous scams by knowingly processing fraudulent transactions to consumers’ accounts. According to the complaint, Allied Wallet assisted companies that were the subject to law enforcement action by the FTC