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August Treatise Update

In August PLI added two new publications to our growing catalog of Answer Book titles, the Intellectual Property Answer Book 2011-2012and Medical Device Law & Regulation Answer Book 2011-2012.

In addition, the following titles were also updated. If you are on standing order, these releases have already been shipped. If you would like to place an order, please write libraryrelations@pli.edu.

  1. Asset-Based Lending 7th Ed(New Edition)
  2. Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2011-12 (New Edition)
  3. Federal Circuit Yearbook 2011 (New Edition)
  4. Mergers, Acquisitions & Tender Offers Rel. #2
  5. Soderquist on Corporate Law & Practice Rel. #4

Consumer Financial Services Answer Book 2011 (New Title)

The “Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010” (CFPA), Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act, made major changes in how consumer financial services are regulated, and many of these important changes go into effect on July 21, 2011.  The Consumer Financial Services Answer Book describes in concise detail the regulatory structure and requirements after these revisions take place.  This new publication describes:

  • Updated requirements under such federal statutes as the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and many others
  • The regulatory authority, and the limits on that authority, of the newly created federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, as well as the changed authority of existing financial services regulators
  • The current federal requirements for mortgage loan servicing, foreclosure and eviction
  • The changes, effective this summer, to the federal preemption, which require specific findings before preemption may be invoked
  • The Consumer Financial Services Answer Book helps the practitioner, through an easy question and answer format, understand the revised regulations in such areas as:
  • The secondary loan market, including securitization and assignee liability
  • Mortgage loan servicing
  • Automotive financing
  • Privacy and identity theft

In addition, the Consumer Financial Services Answer Book provides practical insight on litigation practices in this area, including special coverage on e-filing and document retention requirements as well as expert, practical insights into consumer financial class actions and other issues of emerging concern.

Book Information:

Title: Consumer Financial Services Answer Book 2011

ISBN #:  978-1-4024-1570-8

Item #: 32643

Price: $235.00

To order the book click here, or write us at libraryrelations@pli.edu.

Check out the PRESS RELEASE.

New Treatise Available – Sovereign Wealth Funds

PLI just published a new treatise entitled Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs).  Although they’ve existed for many years, the first decade of the 21st century saw a substantial surge in the assets of SWFs.  This, coupled with a more aggressive investment style, has resulted in a much greater awareness, by both governments and the public, of SWF activity.  In turn, this has generated an ongoing policy debate about the proper role of government regulation and taxation of these funds.

In Sovereign Wealth Funds, noted international tax lawyer Leonard Schneidman has assembled an array of essays, authored by a global collection of subject area experts, designed to explore three key aspects of SWFs: their regulation and governance, investment behavior, and taxation.  If your library or organization is interested in the SWF phenomenon and its practical legal, tax and financial implications—this is a valuable resource.

Book Information:

1st Edition
ISBN Number: 978-1-4024-1481-7
Number of Volumes: 1
Page Count: 378 pages
Item #: 28131
Price: $225.00

Click here for additional information.

Condominium and Co-Op Deskbook

A few of you have called in with questions about “Condominium and Co-Op Deskbook” ISBN 978-1-4024-1056-7.

When the title was originally released it was called “Condominium and Co-Op Closings,” so there are still some binders floating around that reflect that title. The change was made in September of 2008 in the interests of better reflecting the subject matter of the treatise. The contents are the same, and the update you’re receiving now can be filed in with the pages you already have.

If you’d like a new binder, or have any concerns at all you can always contact us at LibraryRelations@pli.edu and we’ll give you a hand.

Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting– what?

Hi guys,

There have been a bunch of you calling in with some variation of the question “What is this book? Why is it here?”

Worry no longer!


Faber has actually been writing the majority of the book for a while, so from here on out his name will be the one on the cover. Landis will no longer be updated, because, well, it no longer exists. Except as Faber.


Sack on Defamation Misprint

The wonderfully meticulous Mr. Jones brought this to our attention the other day: in the up to date copy of “Sack on Defamation”, page 2-44 there’s a footnote (#155) that says “see Section 11.6, infra“.

If you went looking in your copy, however, you’d notice that there is no section 11.6. We talked to the editors, and they say that this was a misprint, and that the footnote should actually refer to Section 13.6, which discusses infliction of emotional distress.

The misprint will be corrected in the next supplement, but we wanted to give you all a heads up. Thank you, Mr. Jones, for letting us know.