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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


The Empire State strikes back! Cuomo and Lawsky unleash tough new debt collection regulations
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2014

On December 3, 2014, the New York Department of Financial Services (the "Department") issued new regulations on consumer debt collection practices


Playing with new toys: how investor guidelines are shaping new CMBS transactions
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

Last week’s new Debussy DTCToys’R’Us CMBS transaction , which we were happily involved in, has sparked media attention as a sign of recovery of


Legalized marijuana guidance leaves some banks dazed and confused
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2014

Last week, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") issued new guidance in response to several states passing legislation to legalize


Mortgage originator sentenced for fraud - reminder of need for third-party vigilance
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2013

On August 14, 2013, the former manager of an Allentown, Pennsylvania, mortgage loan origination company was sentenced to four years in prison and


N.J. Appellate Court affirms trial court decision that a borrower was not entitled to a HAMP mortgage loan modification based solely on participation in a trial period plan
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2013

The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently decided the case of Marra v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. A-5747-11T2, which


Jumping across the pond: syndicating European borrower debt in U.S. markets (part 2 of 3)
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • September 23 2013

As our prior post noted, recent uncertainty in the European financial markets has led many European borrowers to look to the U.S. debt markets for


Under new law, a big win for small community banks
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2014

Under a law enacted this month, a small bank exemption to acquisition debt limits will cover a far broader group of banks. The measure, signed into


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