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Corporate Insurance Newsletter – July 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

The Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Insurance Newsletter for July has been published. This provides a round-up of UK, EU and international regulatory developments relevant to UK based insurance market participants. Please see...more

Debt Dialogue: May 2017 - Ambac v. Countrywide: New York’s First Department Raises the Bar for RMBS Fraud Claims by Monoline...

As litigation stemming from the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis continues, the legal framework governing the liability of participants in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) securitizations continues to develop....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

FHFA Issues Final Rule on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Duty to Serve Underserved Markets - On December 13, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a final rule implementing the Duty to Serve provisions...more

Ninth Circuit Finds No Reliance On Auditor’s Qualified Opinions

by Allen Matkins on

In 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission sued Danny Pang and his two companies for allegedly defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars by misrepresenting investments in the life insurance policies of...more

Prudential Settles $2B RMBS Suit with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch & Co.

On April 22, 2015, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch reached an agreement with several Prudential Insurance Co. affiliates to settle two lawsuits brought by Prudential. Prudential had alleged that Bank of America and Merrill...more

Goldman Sachs Settles RMBS Suit

On February 6, 2015, plaintiffs Union Central Life Insurance, Ameritas Life Insurance, and Acacia Life Insurance filed a letter with the court stating that they had reached an agreement with Goldman Sachs to settle claims...more

RMBS Fraud Claims Against Bank of America Dismissed

On February 6, 2015, Judge Stanley Chesler of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted in part and denied in part Bank of America’s motions to dismiss two related cases filed against it by...more

Expect Focus - Catching The Next Wave, Regulatory and Litigation Developments - Volume II, Spring 2014

by Carlton Fields on

In This Issue: - IN THE SPOTLIGHT ..Private Equity: The Next Wave of SEC Enforcement Actions? - LIFE INSURANCE ..How to Fight a STOLI Scheme: Court Rulings Offer Clues ..STOA Schemes Face...more

Residential Mortgage Securitization Update: GSE Reform Bill

by Dechert LLP on

Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have introduced a bi-partisan bill to reform the U.S. housing finance market. Entitled the “Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013” (the “Reform Bill” or...more

Court Dismisses In Part RMBS Suit Against Countrywide, Dismissed In Entirety Against Bank of America

On December 6, Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed in part claims brought by several insurance companies, including Minnesota Life Insurance Company, in...more

SDNY Construes ‘Material and Adverse Effect’

In numerous pending lawsuits in New York federal and state courts, monoline insurers are suing Wall Street banks for alleged breaches of representations and warranties about the quality and characteristics of residential...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - November 14, 2011

In This Issue: -Financial Industry Developments · Basel Committee Final Rules on G-SIBs · FHFA Response to Senators' Letter on Executive Compensation · MSRB Request for Comment on Definition of...more

Financial Regulators Set Out To Get Their Man: Federally Mandated Bounties and Anti-Retaliation Provisions Designed to Regulate...

by Reed Smith on

President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank" or the "Act") into law on July 21, 2010, with the objective of ushering in a new era of financial regulation and...more

Easing Into a New Model for Housing Finance: A Postmortem on Securitization and the Financial Crisis, by Anna T. Pinedo

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

IN THIS ARTICLE: Part I: The Securitization Model Part II: The Government’s Response to the Financial Crisis Part III: Other Factors Contributing to the Financial Crisis Part IV: Alternatives to Securitization Part V:...more

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