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July 17, 2015

Bank Break-ins

By David Reiss

Chris Odinet has posted Banks, Break-Ins, and Bad Actors in Mortgage Foreclosure to SSRN. The abstract reads, During the housing crisis banks were confronted with a previously unknown number mortgage foreclosures, and even as the height of the crisis has passed … Continue reading

April 9, 2015

Foreclosures and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

By David Reiss

Bloomberg BNA quoted me in Third Circuit Says Foreclosure Complaint May Serve as Basis for Claims Under FDCPA (behind a paywall). The article opens, A foreclosure complaint may form the basis of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claim, the … Continue reading

January 29, 2015

Krimminger and Calabria on Conservatorships

By David Reiss

By Michael Krimminger and Mark Calabria have shared The Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Actions Violate HERA and Established Insolvency Principles. The paper opens, When the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) was appointed conservator for Fannie Mae and … 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

December 3, 2013

Is Banks’ $200 Billion Payout from RMBS Lawsuits Enough?

By David Reiss

S&P issued a brief, The Largest U.S. Banks Should Be Able To Withstand The Ramifications Of Legal Issues, that quantifies the exposure that big banks have from litigation arising from the Subprime Crisis: Since 2009, the largest U.S. banks (Bank … Continue reading

November 20, 2013

Reiss on $13B JPMorgan Settlement in CSM

By David Reiss

The Christian Science Monitor quoted me in JPMorgan Chase settles. Is $13 billion for role in mortgage crisis fair? The story reads in part, The settlement does not, however, release any individuals within JPMorgan from further criminal or civil charges. … Continue reading

November 15, 2013

Reiss on Fannie and Freddie Buyout

By David Reiss

Law360 quoted me in Fairholme Changes The Game For Fannie And Freddie (behind a paywall).  It reads in part, Fairholme Capital Management LLC’s plan to buy Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s insurance businesses will likely turn out to be more … Continue reading