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Class action round-up - spring 2014

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 22 2014

In a mortgage-related row, the Ninth Circuit reversed the Central District of California’s grant of summary judgment in favor of several bank

New Verus unclaimed property audit initiative branches out

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2012

We have learned that Verus Financial, LLC (“Verus”), the contract audit firm recently known for conducting multistate unclaimed property examinations of the insurance industry, has begun to focus its audit activity on companies in the securitiesfinancial products and services arena

Republicans circulate substitute summary of Financial Regulatory Reform Bill; cloture motion on Senate bill fails for third time

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2010

Yesterday, Senate Republicans circulated a brief summary of the Financial Regulatory Improvement and Taxpayer Protection Act, a Republican substitute to the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S.3217) previously passed by the Senate Banking Committee along party lines, and which has failed to reach the Senate floor for debate following three failed cloture motions by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), including today's 56-42 rejection of the motion

Treasury and other financial regulators issue financial sector self-assessment reviews to IMF

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2009

Today, the U.S. Treasury and various other U.S. financial system supervisors and regulators, including the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and National Association of Insurance Commissioners, submitted financial sector self-assessment reviews for banking, securities, insurance, and payment systems to the International Monetary Fund (IMF

Regulatory reform proposal released by Obama administration

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2009

Yesterday, the Obama administration proposed sweeping reform of the federal regulatory structure for banking, insurance and securities firms (the "Proposal"

Trade associations urge Senate to consider systemic risk review

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2010

Today, a consortium of interested trade associations, including the American Bankers Association, the Financial Services Roundtable and the Mortgage Bankers Association, sent a letter to Senators Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) and Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, respectively, urging the Committee to address potential systemic risks posed by accounting standards in the consideration of the Senate’s comprehensive financial industry reform legislation

European Parliament contemplates global financial institution tax

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • February 23 2010

Today, the European Parliament Economic Affairs Committee issued a press release stating that "a globally implemented tax to discourage excessive risk-taking by financial institutions and to ensure the industry pays for the damage caused by the financial crisis should be considered."

CFPB moves quickly to launch nonbank supervision program

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2012

Despite Republican efforts to prevent such a move, on January 4, 2012, President Obama used a recess appointment to install Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”

House Financial Services Subcommittee holds hearing on systemic risk

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2009

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing yesterday regarding perspectives on systemic risk in the financial system

House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on the future of financial services regulation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2008

Yesterday, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing "to address the need for broad regulatory restructuring and reform for the financial markets, including financial institution oversight and regulation, systemic risk, and housing finance."