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Bond insurers may face downgrades what should you do?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2007

Bond issuers and conduit borrowers, such as hospitals, universities and other nonprofit organizations, with insured bonds should be aware of the following developments, which may require action if a rating downgrade occurs

Travelers settles multistate bid-rigging allegations

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2008

Insurance firm Travelers Companies, Inc. has entered a consent decree with nine states and the District of Columbia, agreeing to pay US$6 million to settle claims relating to the company’s involvement in a nationwide bid-rigging and price-fixing scheme in the market for commercial insurance

Implications of ratings downgrades

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2008

On Friday, January 18, 2008, Fitch Ratings downgraded Ambac Assurance Corporation two notches to AA

DOJ approves UnitedHealth-Sierra merger, subject to divestitures

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2008

The DOJ has agreed to allow the largest health insurer in the United States, UnitedHealth Group, to proceed with its planned US$2.6 billion acquisition of Sierra Health Services Inc., subject to the condition that UnitedHealth divest its Medicare Advantage policyholders and related assets in the Las Vegas area

EC opens consultation on insurance block exemptions

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • May 27 2008

On April 17 the EC launched a public consultation on the functioning of the Insurance Block Exemption regulation (IBER

New law prohibits genetic discrimination

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 30 2008

On May 21, 2008 President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA

US and global regulatory responses to the financial crisis

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2009

As you are aware, the US Congress is turning its attention to legislation reforming the US system of prudential regulation of its commercial banking, insurance, and securities and investment banking industries

Commission's preliminary views on renewal of Insurance Block Exemption Regulation

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • March 31 2009

The European Commission has adopted a report on the functioning of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (BER

Commission temporarily authorises illiquid asset facility for ING

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • -
  • April 7 2009

The European Commission has granted temporary clearance to the illiquid asset back-up facility provided by the Dutch State to the financial group ING, with final approval dependent on the result of an in-depth investigation

Registration open for the conference on the review of the insurance Block Exemption Regulation (2 June 2009)

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • April 14 2009

As part of its in-depth consultation process regarding the review of Commission Regulation 3582003 (the Block Exemption Regulation), the Commission is inviting industry and stakeholders from across the Community to a public event to be held in Brussels on 2 June 2009