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Non-agency residential mortgage loans in 2014: a survey of legal issues affecting the market

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2015

The year 2014 was a landmark for the non-agency residential mortgage market, as a large amount of regulatory uncertainly was lifted. Final rules were

Federal responses to the financial crisis during the week of September 14

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 19 2008

Over the past two weeks, the federal government has relied on nearly every legal authority available to address the unfolding crisis in financial institutions with large mortgage-related holdings direct and indirect financial assistance, government takeovers and even a decision to let the bankruptcy process run its course have all come into play

Class action round-up - fall 2014

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2014

A class of industrial purchasers of polyurethane products brought suit against Dow Chemical Company for fixing the prices of those products. After

Northern Trust raises capital to fund repayment of TARP funding

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2009

Yesterday, Northern Trust Corporation announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of $750 million of common stock and a simultaneous public offering of $500 million of notes

Federal government and SEC charge former chairman of major mortgage lender with multiple counts of fraud and related TARP scheme

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2010

Today, members of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force announced a 16-count indictment for Lee Bentley Farkas (Farkas), the former chairman of a private mortgage lending company, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW), for "his alleged role in a more than $1.9 billion fraud scheme that contributed to the failure of Colonial Bank, one of the 50 largest banks in the United States in 2009, and TBW, one of the largest privately held mortgage lending companies in the United States" in 2009

Federal Reserve Bank of New York creates new group to oversee investments

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2010

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced the formation of a new Special Investments Management Group to assist with overseeing the FRBNY's governance and risk management "in light of the tremendous expansion of the Bank's balance sheet over the past eighteen months."

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

Class action round-up - summer 2014

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2014

The Eighth Circuit revived grocery stores’ putative class action against two wholesalers that allegedly conspired to allocate geographic markets

Treasury Department announces pricing of public offering of Capital One warrants

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2009

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it priced a secondary public offering of 12,657,960 warrants to purchase the common stock of Capital One Financial Corporation at $11.75 per warrant, or total gross proceeds of $148.7 million

CFPB proposes rule to supervise nonbank international money transfer providers

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2014

On January 23, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, or "Bureau") proposed a rule to expand the scope of its non-depository