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Court approves American Home Mortgage's settlement of a subprime securities class action

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2009

On July 30, 2009, the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a $37.25 million settlement of a subprime-related securities class action styled, In re American Home Mortgage Securities Litigation

Speech by Sally Dewar - taking the FSA's corporate governance agenda forward

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 6 2010

Sally Dewar, the Financial Services Authority's (FSA) managing director of Risk, gave a speech entitled "Taking the FSA's corporate governance agenda forward" at the City Corporate Governance and Remuneration Summit on 30 March 2010

New York adopts revisions to Regulation 118 governing audited financial statements

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2010

On December 28, 2009, the New York Insurance Department ("NYID") issued a Notice of Emergency adoption revising Regulation 118 to implement new audit and reporting standards on an emergency basis

Hedge funds back down in Argentina claim after asset freeze fails

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Argentina, USA
  • -
  • April 19 2010

Hedge funds seeking to recover more than $554 million in judgments against Argentina have reportedly withdrawn court appeals to stop assets being taken out of accounts at Citibank, diminishing their chances of ultimate success

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brings civil action against former New Century executives

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

On December 7, 2009, the SEC charged three former executives of New Century Financial Corporation with securities fraud

International Public Company D&O: Status & Trends - Canada

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 14 2010

Class action securities claims are a perennially interesting topic for attorneys and companies around the world and across industries

Court gives preliminary approval to Merrill Lynch's settlement of a subprime-related securities class action

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2009

As previously reported on August 8, 2007, a jury convicted ex-Brocade CEO Greg Reyes for violating federal securities laws by failing to properly account for backdated options

Unscrambling the Gramm-Leach-Bliley omelet

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2009

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, proposed on December 16, 2009 rebuilding the barriers separating commercial banks, investment banks and insurers established under the Depression Era Glass-Steagall Act

FSA issues reminder on its approval and interview process for significant influence functions

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 27 2009

On 14 October 2009, the FSA wrote to the CEOs of certain regulated firms to clarify its new approach to the approval and supervision of persons performing significant influence functions (SIFs

Treasury Department sends systemic risk regulation proposal to Congress, and other financial regulatory overhaul news

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2009

On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the Treasury Department sent draft legislation to Capitol Hill that would bring all financial firms under federal supervision and regulation, and would establish a new regulatory council the Financial Services Oversight Council to identify and manage emerging risks