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|How Bad is Dodd-Frank for Community Banks?|
Hugh B. Wellons; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act in June and July 2010 with minimal Republican support, and it was signed by President Obama July 21, 2010. Since passing, Dodd-Frank has been hailed, depending on who answers, as salvation for our banking system or the death knell of community banking. The...
|Unauthorized Transfers Present Growing Risks for Commercial Accounts|
R. Scott Adams; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015Could your institution be at risk of liability for unauthorized wire transfers and Automated Clearing House (“ACH”) credit transfers? Data security breaches continue to garner headlines, and criminals continue to engage in targeted activities to steal millions of dollars in unauthorized...
|An Interview with David Barksdale, President and CEO of Carolina Premier Bank|
Timothy R. Moore; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015Q: You recently took the helm of Carolina Premier. What has been the biggest surprise to you in your new role as a CEO? What has been the biggest surprise about Carolina Premier?
|Mixed Result on FDIC Appeal Of Failed-Bank D&O Claims|
George A. LeMaistre; Jones Walker LLP;
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015A federal appellate court last week delivered a mixed result to the FDIC in deciding the agency's appeal of trial-court judgments that had been entered in favor of defendant directors and officers of a failed North Carolina bank.
Second Circuit Denies Midland’s Request For Rehearing On Its Decision That
Upended Longstanding Principles of Lending Law|
Nathan Bull, Scott A. Cammarn; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015On August 12, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied Midland Funding, LLC and Midland Credit Management (collectively, “Midland”)’s petition for panel rehearing, or, in the alternative, rehearing en banc, of the Second Circuit’s recent...
|Italian Bankruptcy Law Reform Emphasizes Flexibility for Borrowers, Active Role for Creditors|
Francesco Squerzoni; Jones Day;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 2015During the last few years, the section of Royal Decree No. 267 of March 16, 1942 (the "Italian Bankruptcy Law") dedicated to pre-insolvency proceedings has been reformed extensively by the Italian legislature. The purpose of the reform is to provide distressed Italian entities with a more...
|Good News for Secured Creditors and Commercial Lessors in Chapter 13 Cases|
Jason W. Johnson; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015A new administrative order was entered by Chief Judge Jennemann in the Middle District of Florida on August 10. The Middle District of Florida stretches from Jacksonville on the east coast, through Central Florida and down the west coast through Fort Myers. The new procedures affect all Chapter 13...
|The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Case against Citibank for Violations Relating to Credit Card Add-On Products|
Brooks F. Bossong; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015Today we’re taking a look at the CFPB’s recent enforcement case against Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) and two of Citibank’s subsidiaries, Department Stores National Bank (“DSNB”) and Citicorp Credit Services, Inc.
|Maybank on the Government Accounting Standards Board issued Statement No. 77, Tax Abatement Disclosures|
Burnet R. Maybank; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 15, 2015Today, August 15, 2015, the Government Accounting Standards Board issued Statement No. 77, Tax Abatement Disclosures.
|The SemCrude Bankruptcy: Commodity Traders Prevail Against Related Fraud and U.C.C. Claims|
Cheryl I. Aaron, Travis Cole McCullough, Mark D. Sherrill; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015In 2008, SemCrude, L.P. and related entities (collectively, SemCrude or the Debtors) filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In connection with the SemCrude bankruptcy, a dispute arose between dozens of oil producers (the Producers) that sold oil to...