Second Circuit Affirms Denial of UBS’s Motion to Dismiss FHFA Complaint

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On April 5, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court denying UBS’s motion to dismiss the complaint brought by the FHFA. FHFA sued UBS as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, alleging fraud and misrepresentation in connection with the sale of $6.4 billion in RMBS. The court held that the action was timely because it commenced within three years after FHFA was appointed conservator of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The court also held that FHFA had standing to bring the action, rejecting UBS’s argument that the appointments of the FHFA’s Acting Directors were unconstitutional because the Directors had not been confirmed by the Senate. Decision.