October 20, 2014

Reiss on Catching FIRREA

By David Reiss

Inside ABS & MBS quoted me in Experts: New AG Likely to Continue Aggressive Use of FIRREA Against Industry, Individual Executives Targeted (behind a paywall). It reads in part, Mortgage industry executives should be aware and expect continued – and … Continue reading

October 17, 2014

The Other GSE Conservatorship Lawsuit

By David Reiss

While there has been a lot of attention over Judge Lamberth’s ruling on the shareholders’ cases regarding Fannie and Freddie’s conservatorships, much less has been given to Judge Cooke’s dismissal of Samuels v. FHFA (No. 13-22399 S.D. Fla. ) (Sept. … Continue reading

October 1, 2014

Big Decision in GSE Litigation

By David Reiss

Regular readers of this blog know that I have written a lot about the shareholder suits arising from the conservatorships of Fannie and Freddie. One of the main cases is being presided over by Judge Lamberth in the District Court … Continue reading

September 9, 2014

Reiss on FIRREA Penalties

By David Reiss

Bloomberg quoted me in S&P Faces Squeeze After $1.3 Billion Countrywide Fine. It opens, Standard & Poor’s (MHFI)’ chances of settling the government’s lawsuit over mortgage-bond ratings for less than $1 billion may have slipped away after Bank of America … Continue reading

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