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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Issue New Seller/Servicer Eligibility Requirements

On May 20, the FHFA announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are issuing new finalized operational and financial eligibility requirements for mortgage seller/servicers. The updated requirements will be communicated through…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Rating Agency Developments

On May 22, DBRS released its methodology for rating entities in the real estate industry. On May 21, DBRS released its methodology for reviewing ratings of Canadian structured finance and covered bond transactions. On May 20,…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial, Transportation

Will Your Cyber Insurance Respond When You Need It Most?

On May 7, Columbia Casualty Company, an insurance company, filed one of the first lawsuits by an insurer seeking to deny coverage for a privacy class action under a cyber insurance policy. Why is this significant? As the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pay For Performance Table and Best Proxy Disclosure

The SEC recently released its proposed "pay for performance" rules under one of the last remaining executive compensation requirements mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act. This new "pay for performance" rule requires companies1 to…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

EBA Outlines Upcoming Initiatives for the Regulation of Retail Payments

The European Banking Authority (“EBA”) has announced details of its plans to harmonize regulatory and supervisory practices to ensure secure, easy and efficient payment services across the EU. The Payment Services Directive…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

ESMA Responds to Prospective Directive and Securitization Consultations

ESMA has responded to the European Commission’s consultations on the Prospective Directive and Securitization, recommending, in relation to prospectuses, an approach that would facilitate access to capital, while stressing the…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

US Bank and Bank of America Prevail on Motions to Dismiss

On May 18, 2015, Judge Katherine Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed claims in two suits brought by private investors and the National Credit Union Association,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Court Enters $806 Million Judgment in FHFA v. Nomura

On May 16, 2015, Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a judgment requiring Nomura and RBS to buy back, at a total cost of $806 million, seven RMBS certificates sold…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

EBA Issues Guidance on the Implementation of Resolution Tools

The EBA has published three sets of final guidelines aimed at facilitating the implementation of resolution tools in the banking sector across the EU. The guidelines have been developed under Articles 39, 42 and 65 of the EU…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Class Action Plaintiffs Continue Attack on Residential Rent Late Fees

Plaintiffs’ lawyers have recently taken aim at REITS and other owners and managers of multi-family property portfolios - filing class action lawsuits seeking damages and to invalidate late fee charges imposed under residential…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

Will Your Cyber Insurance Respond When You Need It Most?

On May 7, Columbia Casualty Company, an insurance company, filed one of the first lawsuits by an insurer seeking to deny coverage for a privacy class action under a cyber insurance policy. Why is this significant? As the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Emergence of Transgender Status Issues in Workplace Raises Compliance Questions for Employers

Transgender issues have been grabbing headlines in recent months—perhaps most notably with Bruce Jenner’s televised announcement about his gender transition. Beyond the bright lights of pop culture, a wave of litigation and…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

April Brings Amendments to Washington and North Dakota Breach Notification Requirements

April saw amendments to Washington State's and North Dakota's breach notification statutes. In a prior Orrick Alert, we discussed some of the implications from the proposed data breach notification amendments in Washington…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Will We See Federal Trade Secret Legislation Passed This Year?

In January of this year, we noted that trade secret protection has lately been on the minds of lawmakers in Washington, and that federal trade secret legislation was very close to being enacted. While nothing is pending at the…more
| Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

The Judge Next Door

Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd. v. Solid, Inc. et al., 5:14-cv-03750 (Magistrate Paul Grewal) (May 13, 2015) - It is common to have discovery disputes in patent litigation, and parties often resolve such…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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