March 26, 2015

FIRREA Wall

By David Reiss

Courts have read the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) very broadly, giving the federal government a powerful weapon in its lawsuits against financial institutions regarding events relating to the financial crisis. Judge Swain (SDNY) has … Continue reading

March 16, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

BofA has asked a PA federal judge to dismiss a class action RICO suit alleging kickbacks from overpriced mortgage insurance claiming it is the same suit that was dismissed as time-barred by Third Circuit in October. Deloitte is potentially facing … Continue reading

March 13, 2015

Reiss on Toxic Debt Claims

By David Reiss

Bloomberg quoted me in Nomura First to Fight U.S. Toxic Debt Claims at Trial. The article reads in part, Nomura Holdings Inc. will defend claims by a U.S. regulator that it sold defective mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac … Continue reading

March 9, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Shareholders of Deutsche Bank petitioned for cert to the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify the standard for a claim for pleading a fraudulent claim under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 following the Second Circuit tossing their suit … Continue reading

February 23, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Federal judge reprimands Wells Fargo for forged mortgage documents in connection with foreclosure in NY. Goldman Sachs, among others, argues to SDNY that it was wrongfully included in litigation over requiring mortgage customers to purchase force-placed insurance and taking kickbacks. … Continue reading

February 13, 2015

Reiss on $1.5B S&P Settlement

By David Reiss

Westlaw Journal Derivatives quoted me in S&P Settles Fraud Suits for $1.5 Billion. The story reads in part, Standard & Poor’s has agreed to pay $1.5 billion to settle lawsuits filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, 19 states and … Continue reading

February 4, 2015

The GSE Litigation Footnote Everyone Is Talking About

By David Reiss

Judge Pratt (S.D.Iowa) ruled against the plaintiffs in the GSE shareholderr litigation, Continental Western Insurance Company v. The FHFA et al. (4:14-cv-00042, Feb. 3, 2015). The Judge’s order is mostly an analysis of why this case should be dismissed because … Continue reading