December 3, 2014

Reiss on Shakespearean GSE Litigation

By David Reiss

Fundweb quoted me in Stateside: My Kingdom for a House. It reads in part, History repeats itself. In 1483, Richard III seized the British crown from his 13-year-old nephew on a trumped up legal sophistry.  One justification was to prevent … Continue reading

November 18, 2014

Carney, Epstein, Macey & Reiss on GSE Litigation

By David Reiss

I was on an interesting panel today on the state of the Fannie/Freddie shareholder litigation. Judge Lamberth’s ruling in Perry Capital LLC v. Lew et al. was bad news for the plaintiffs in all of the shareholder suits. The panel … Continue reading

November 5, 2014

GSE Nationalization and Necessity

By David Reiss

Nestor Davidson has posted Nationalization and Necessity: Takings and a Doctrine of Economic Emergency to SSRN. This essay will be of interest to those following the Fannie/Freddie shareholder litigation. The abstract reads, Serious economic crises have recurred with regularity throughout … 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

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 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