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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."


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


Credit risk retention Final Rule with focus on auto issuers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2014

On October 22, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Deposit


FSA and FINRA sign memorandum of understanding
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 20 2010

Today, the U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support more robust cooperation between the two regulators


SEC warns credit agencies about deceptive ratings conduct and its expanded jurisdiction under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission released a Report of Investigation resulting from an inquiry by the SEC Enforcement Division into whether Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”) violated federal securities laws by concealing a coding error in a new ratings model


Summary of the final rule implementing the Volcker Rule
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2013

On December 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit


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 - 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


FOMC releases minutes from the August 10, 2010 meeting
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2010

Yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released minutes from the August 10, 2010 meeting, which indicated division over whether Federal Reserve officials should resume purchases of Treasury bonds and what impact the move could have on the nation's economy


Financial reform legislation: amendments to S. 3217 during the week of May 10
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

Yesterday evening, the Senate passed its bill on financial reform, S. 3217, the “Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010.”