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Treasury announces pricing of PNC common stock warrants
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

This morning, Treasury announced the pricing information for its previously announced secondary public offering of 16,885,192 warrants to purchase the common stock of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc


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


Special master for TARP executive compensation rules on supplemental requests by AIG and Ally
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2010

On Tuesday, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, Kenneth R. Fienberg, issued supplemental determinations with regard to the 2010 compensation payments and structures of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and Ally Financial Inc. (Ally


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


California victory for subprime lender in shareholder suit alleging systemic loan fraud
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2009

On March 9, U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford dismissed with prejudice a securities fraud complaint against Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc., an Orange County lender that specialized in “low documentation loans.”


House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on regulatory reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2009

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled "Addressing the Need for Comprehensive Regulatory Reform," to discuss in general terms the administration’s plan for regulatory reform


Goldman Sachs and First Niagara announce stock offerings to repay Treasury
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2009

Today, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. both announced underwritten public offerings of their common stock for the stated purpose of funding the repayment of Treasury's investments in the two institutions


Lawmakers intensify demands for special inquiry commission to identify causes of financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to create an independent bi-partisan Financial Markets Commission (FMC) to investigate the causes of the financial crisis


Joint Economic Committee holds hearing on strategies to restore the economy
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2009

Yesterday, the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress held a hearing entitled "Restoring the Economy: Strategies for Short-term and Long-term Change," to discuss a variety of issues relating to the current market crisis and possible actions that could be taken to shorten the recovery period


Senate banking committee holds hearing on consumer protection within the financial services industry
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2009

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing today on the importance of restructuring the regulation of the financial service industry to include additional consumer protection