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NC Charlotte Professor and Entrepreneur Available for Comment on Plain Writing Act

On September 27, 2010, the Plain Writing Act was unanimously passed by the Senate, sent back to the House for reconciliation (the House passed the bill in March), and is now headed for signature by President Obama. The bill requires the federal government to write documents, such as tax returns, federal college aid applications, and Veterans Administration forms in simple language. “This bill helps all citizens by providing government information in plain language – using proven writing and Read more […]

Lemonade from Legislative Lemons

New ‘plain language’ rules for Form ADV give advisers a chance to stand out By Deborah S. Bosley and Libby Dubick Despite the government’s best efforts, new regulations sometimes end up serving no one. The regulated parties see their costs go up, yet the public remains no wiser or better-protected. Investment advisers fear that this will be the case with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s unanimous decision to change requirements for Part 2 of the Form ADV — the document Read more […]