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CFPB updates - 11 March
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2015

On March 10, Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau” or “CFPB”) presided over a Field Hearing on Pre-Dispute


Pennsylvania legislature clarifies open-end mortgage exception to priority of mechanics' liens
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2014

On July 9, 2014, Governor Corbett signed Act 117 of 2014, amending Pennsylvania's Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (Act of August 24, 1963, P.L. 1175, No


Make whole provisions in bankruptcy
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2014

Loan agreements and bond indentures often contain "make-whole" provisions, which provide yield protection to lenders and investors in the event of a


OFAC targets Russia's financial and energy sectors in new sectoral sanctions
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Russia, Ukraine, USA
  • July 18 2014

As a result of the ongoing Crimea conflict, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") has issued new sanctions


Can undue concentration in financial companies threaten market stability? New Federal Reserve merger and acquisition regulation seeks to prevent risk
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2014

The new year will bring new restrictions on banks and certain large financial institutions, as the Federal Reserve Board issued a final rule


Fed Reserve Bank of NY issues update on Tri-Party reform; wants industry action on fire sale risk
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2014

On February 13, 2014 the Federal Reserve Bank of New York ("NY Fed") issued an update on Tri-Party repo infrastructure reform. The update can be


New Year, new troubles for US regulators: Volcker Rule challenged before federal courts
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2014

It's been a busy Christmas and New Year's season for US regulators. After three years of work, the Federal Reserve Board announced in mid-December


Ninth Circuit cites Code of Hammurabi's goat-stealing regulations in credit card fee case
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2014

It is not every day that you read a court citing to “the Code of Hammurabi's goat-stealing regulations” when it discusses the constitutionality of


Seventh Circuit permits inquiries relating to disability benefits
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2014

In October 2014, in Wigginton v. Bank of America Corp., 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 19850 (7th Cir. October 16, 2014), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


Glassine window spells trouble for debt collector
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2014

Based on an August 28, 2014 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Douglass v. Convergent Outsourcing fka ER Solutions, Inc