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Mortgage Crisis & Financial Services Watch Blog

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An Overview of Green Finance

USA - June 3 2019 Earlier this month, we introduced the concept of socially responsible investing (“SRI”), discussing both its genesis and modern-day appeal to…

An Introduction to Sustainable Lending

USA - April 29 2019 Every few years, a new and trendy financial product seems to pop up in our debt markets. Think crypto-currency, EB-5 financing, opportunity zones…

From RMBS to SLABS: Is History Repeating Itself?

USA - April 2 2019 The fallout from the last financial crisis and recession is far from over. More than a decade after the demise of Lehman and Bear Stearns, among…

New Second Circuit Statute of Limitations Ruling A Benefit to Loan Originators, Brokers

USA - February 12 2019 As originators and brokers of mortgage loans continue to get served with new lawsuits (or threatened with potential suits) related to loans that they…

Jury, Not Judge, Must Decide Meaning of Representations

USA - October 18 2018 Last month, New York’s intermediate appellate court reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of plaintiff MBIA Ins. Corp. MBIA, an insurer of…

Lehman Brothers Seeks to Expand Lawsuits Against Loan Originators

USA - October 11 2018 Last week, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (“LBHI”) filed two new motions in its ongoing Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court litigation…

Chase Lets Loose a Barrage of New Indemnification Demand Letters

USA - April 30 2018 Ten years after the financial crisis, mortgage companies and regional/local banks are still getting hit with new breach of contract and…

EB-5 Program Extension Allows Developers More Time to Obtain Financing

USA - March 27 2018 Last week H.R.1625 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 was enacted. The Act includes a continuation of funding, until September 30, 2018, for the…

Lehman RMBS Settlement Likely to Spur Additional Claims

USA - March 19 2018 On March 8, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York concluded a lengthy “claims estimation” trial to determine the appropriate…

The Eighth Circuit Raises the Bar for Would-Be Indemnitees

USA - January 2 2018 Here is a situation that comes up quite a bit in the world of business contracts containing indemnification provisions, and in the insurance industry…