FHFA’s $32 Billion RMBS Claims Are Not Time-Barred

Orrick - Financial Industry Review
Contact

On August 21, 2015, Judge Alvin Thompson of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut denied Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC’s (“RBS”) motion for summary judgment as to claims brought by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) alleging that RBS made misleading statements in connection with $32.1 billion in RMBS that it had sold between 2005 and 2008. The court concluded that FHFA’s claims against RBS are not time-barred because the extender statute in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 preempts statutes of repose as well as statutes of limitations, pointing to the statutory language, congressional intent, and recent precedent in support of its holding. Order.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Orrick - Financial Industry Review | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

Orrick - Financial Industry Review
Contact
more
less

Orrick - Financial Industry Review on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.