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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


Non-agency residential mortgage loans in 2014: a survey of legal issues affecting the market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2015

The year 2014 was a landmark for the non-agency residential mortgage market, as a large amount of regulatory uncertainly was lifted. Final rules were


House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on the future of financial services regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2008

Yesterday, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing "to address the need for broad regulatory restructuring and reform for the financial markets, including financial institution oversight and regulation, systemic risk, and housing finance."


Class action round-up - spring 2015
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2015

On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robinssetting the stage for an important decision on whether a


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


SEC adopts the first part of final rules relating to Regulation AB II
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

On August 27, 2014, at an open meeting, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted final rules substantially revising the


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


Extension of time for Volcker Rule conformance period for legacy covered funds activities
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2014

On December 18, pursuant to its statutory authority under the Dodd-Frank Act, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System issued an order


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


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