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Class action round-up
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

Brown v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., No. 12-3494 (8th Cir.) (Dec. 31, 2013). Affirming denial of motion to remand and grant of


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on “short-termism” in financial markets
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

Yesterday, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing entitled "Short-Termism in Financial Markets."


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.”


Treasury official outlines goals for financial markets regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2010

Earlier today, Michael Barr, Treasury's assistant secretary for financial institutions, spoke at the Charlotte, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce regarding the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and upcoming regulatory changes


FASB issues Exposure Draft on accounting for financial instruments
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2010

Today, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Exposure Draft of a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) to improve accounting for financial instruments


Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations launches series of hearings on Wall Street and the financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, under Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI), and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-OK), launched a series of hearings to examine the roles played by high-risk mortgages, regulators, credit rating agencies and Wall Street investment banks in the financial crisis


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


Financial industry regulators issue final Dodd-Frank diversity rule
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

Pursuant to their mandate in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 ("Dodd-Frank"), six federal agencies issued a


FinCEN proposes enhanced customer due diligence requirements for financial institutions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

On July 30, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued proposed rules under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to strengthen customer due


Bank of America announces exchange offer for certain series of preferred stock
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2009

Today, Bank of America Corporation announced that it is commencing an offer to exchange up to 200 million shares of newly-issued common stock for outstanding depositary shares of certain series of its preferred stock at an exchange ratio that represents a discount ($3.01 billion) to the applicable liquidation preference ($13.26 billion) of the preferred depositary shares