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May 21, 2015

AG Lynch on Wall Street

By David Reiss

Institutional Investor quoted me in Will New Attorney General Loretta Lynch Shake up Wall Street? It opens, Those unhappy with the lack of personal accountability for the 2008–’09 financial crisis are running out of time to see justice served: In … Continue reading

May 12, 2015

FHFA’s $500MM Win

By David Reiss

Bloomberg quoted me in Nomura, RBS Defective-Bond Suit Loss Seen Spurring Deals. It reads, in part, Nomura Holdings Inc. and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc may face $500 million in damages for what a judge called an “enormous” deception in … Continue reading

May 6, 2015

LawProfs in MERS Litigation

By David Reiss

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (through Max Weinstein et al.); Melanie Leslie, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Joseph William Singer, Harvard Law School; Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center and I filed an amicus brief  (also on SSRN) … Continue reading

April 27, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Quicken Loans Inc. filed a complaint against the Justice Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development claiming that they tried to get Quicken to make false admissions during a settlement. The Government in turn sued Quicken under … Continue reading

April 13, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Bankrupt Washington Mutual settles in class action suit for $10 million after duping plaintiffs into taking out mortgages with low “teaser rates.” Goldman Sachs asks NY Federal Judge not to certify class action suit over its Abacus collateralized debt obligation, … Continue reading

March 26, 2015


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 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