August 27, 2014

Reiss on FIRREA Storm

By David Reiss

Law360 quoted me in Bold 10th Circ. Opinion Muddies FIRREA Challenges. The article opens, The Tenth Circuit last week gave a strong argument as to why a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has no bearing on one federal agency’s ability … Continue reading

August 26, 2014

Regulating Fannie and Freddie With The Deal

By David Reiss

Steven Davidoff Solomon and David T. Zaring have posted After the Deal: Fannie, Freddie and the Financial Crisis Aftermath to SSRN. The abstract reads, The dramatic events of the financial crisis led the government to respond with a new form … Continue reading

August 22, 2014

Reiss on $17 Billion BoA Settlement

By David Reiss

Law360 quoted me in BofA Deal Shows Pragmatism At Work On Both Sides (behind a paywall). It reads in part, Bank of America Corp.’s $16.65 billion global settlement over its alleged faulty lending practices in the run-up to the financial … Continue reading

August 15, 2014

Here: Complaint in Louise Rafter et al. v. U.S.

By David Reiss

Here is a copy of the Complaint in Louise Rafter et al. v. U.S., Pershing Square’s Takings case in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. I will blog about it later, but thought that some might want to see it … Continue reading

August 5, 2014

Offering Opinions About MBS Exposure

By David Reiss

The Tenth Circuit issued an opinion in MHC Mutual Conversion Fund, L.P. v. Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. et al. (No. 13-1016 Aug. 1, 2014). The case concerns a 2009 stock offering by Bancorp. Bancorp was significantly exposed to mortgage-backed … Continue reading

August 4, 2014

TARP’s Smallish Rogues Gallery

By David Reiss

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) issued its Quarterly Report to Congress on July 30, 2014. There is a lot to digest in this 500+ page document, but I thought that readers … Continue reading

August 1, 2014

FHFA Wins on “Actual Knowledge”

By David Reiss

Judge Cote issued an Opinion and Order in Federal Housing Finance Agency v. HSBC North America Holdings Inc., et al. (11-cv-06189 July 25, 2014). The opinion and order granted the FHFA’s motion for partial summary judgment concerning whether Fannie and … Continue reading