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Hispanic Leadership Fund Files Amicus Brief

HLF has a strong interest in this case. The DOL preamble being challenged by the Plaintiffs . . . would resurrect much of the very harmful 2016 Fiduciary Rule in a manner that directly conflicts with the 2018 decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Fifth Circuit”) invalidating that rule . . . . If DOL is permitted to flout the court’s mandate, the New Interpretation will have the disastrous effect on individuals saving for retirement—especially Hispanic and Black Americans—that was shown to have occurred by the HLF Fiduciary Study.

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FACC Brief Filed November 7

The DOL’s principal defense of the New Interpretation comes down to little more than the fact that it pays lip service to the opinion in Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America v. United States Department of Labor, 885 F.3d 360 (5th Cir. 2018). According to the DOL,

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Illinois Comment Regarding NAIC Suitability Proposal

FACC comments on one apparent deviation in the proposed amendments from the NAIC model regulation.  We note a portion of Section 1.B of the model regulation was not included in the Illinois proposal in its entirety as represented by the underlined language: Nothing herein shall be construed to create or

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South Dakota Comment Regarding Conflict of Interest

FACC opposes the proposed regulation which we believe is unnecessary, redundant, and potentially confusing.  While many states – 28 to date – have adopted the NAIC model regulation through rulemaking or legislation, none has seen the need to adopt a regulation similar to the one proposed here.  The reason is

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FACC Comment to Tennessee Department of Insurance

FACC supports the proposal to amend Tennessee’s suitability regulation as currently draftedand publicly proposed.  FACC would strongly oppose any consideration of changes to the language that would deviate from the language contained in the NAIC Model #275.

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FACC v. DOL Brief July 15, 2022

FACC v. DOL Brief July 15, 2022 This lawsuit presents the question of whether the DOL will be permitted to make an end run around a judgment rendered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Through a strained reinterpretation of a long-standing regulation, the DOL has

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