The introduction of the 2016 Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) by the Uniform Law Commission has prompted state legislatures to review their often antiquated unclaimed property laws, and in many cases introduce legislation to amend or wholly revise these laws. In addition to RUUPA, state legislators may now also refer to the American Bar […]
Compliance (286 articles)
Most state estimates suggest that only 15 to 35 percent of companies are in full compliance with unclaimed property laws, and even those who are in compliance technically may be underreporting because they aren’t correctly interpreting what the law requires. Here you will find best practices and articles to help you comply with unclaimed property rules and regulations.
On June 28, 2019, the Superior Court of Delaware issued an Order for Entry of Final Judgement for damages and penalties in The State of Delaware, ex. rel. William Sean French v. Overstock.com, Inc. (C.A. No. N13C-06-289 PRW CCLD). In September 2018, a jury found that Overstock had knowingly violated the Delaware False Claims Act […]
On June 11, 2019, the California Attorney General filed a Complaint in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco (CGC-19-576620), alleging that ClubCorp violated California’s False Claims Act (CFCA) and the California Unclaimed Property and Unfair Competition laws when it knowingly omitted in its unclaimed property reports approximately $10 million in unclaimed initiation […]
Delaware is sending voluntary disclosure agreement invitations to holders believed to be out of compliance with its unclaimed property laws. In a slight change in policy, Delaware indicated that any holders that choose not to enroll in the VDA program will be audited.
Recently, Keane noticed an uptick in unclaimed property audits initiated by the state of Massachusetts. We wanted to bring this to the attention of holders incorporated in Massachusetts, as well as those with a physical presence in the state, so that proactive measures can be considered. Proactive measures would include conducting an internal risk assessment […]