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HTMLGenco Shipping: Valuation Lessons Learned From "Underwater” Equity
Michael S. Fox, Adam H. Friedman, Jordanna L. Nadritch; Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
Valuation is a balance of art and science. In the bankruptcy context, valuation determines which constituents are entitled to a recovery and which are not, making it a centerpiece of the restructuring process. In In re Genco Shipping & Trading, Ltd. the federal bankruptcy court in New York...

 

HTMLCFPB and FTC Stop Two Payday Lending Scams
Thomas I. Elkind; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
In separate suits brought by the Consumer Financial Practices Bureau (“CFPB”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) federal courts have frozen the assets of two separate groups who allegedly defrauded consumers by creating unauthorized payday loans.

 

HTMLThe Marcotte Decision: The Supreme Court of Canada Rules Against Banks in Provincial Consumer Protection Class Action
David T. Neave, Rebecca R. von Rüti; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
On September 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”) ruled in Bank of Montreal v. Marcotte (“Marcotte”) that Quebec’s consumer protection legislation is applicable to federally regulated banks such that it provides the basis for consumer class actions in...

 

HTMLCFTC Votes to Re-Propose Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
Steven Lofchie, Nihal S. Patel, Jeffrey L. Robins; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
On September 17, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) voted to re-propose rules to impose initial and variation margin requirements on uncleared swaps entered into by swap dealers and major swap participants that are not regulated by a “Prudential...

 

Adobe PDFPrudential Regulators and CFTC Re-Propose Margin Requirements for Non-Cleared Swaps
Maureen A. Donley, Elizabeth A. Mastrogiacomo, Mark D. Young; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
Federal banking regulators (the Prudential Regulators) have re-proposed regulations to require certain dealers and major participants in the swap and markets to collect initial and variation margin for non-cleared swaps (the 2014 Proposal).

 

HTMLThe Independence of Scotland: A Legal Primer for Canadians
Brandon Barnes; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
On September 18, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether it should become an independent state. Although Scotland is a decidedly minority partner in the economy of the United Kingdom 0 it holds 8.3% of the population of the UK and less than 10% of the UK’s estimated GDP - the prospect of...

 

HTMLJudge Vacates $22 Million Verdict and Orders New Trial
Richard A. Vance; Stites & Harbison, PLLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014
Jefferson Circuit Judge Jim Shake vacated jury verdicts against several banks in a major lender liability/mortgage fraud case in Louisville. The verdict, one of the largest ever in a Kentucky lender liability case, garnered significant media attention when rendered last fall, but the order for a...

 

Adobe PDFBattling on the Front Lines of Foreclosures: What Must A Lender Consider And Do When Foreclosing On A Property Owned By A Servicemember Under The "ACT"
Steven W. Ferrell, Meredith L. Minkus; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
A complicated, but sometimes overlooked, issue facing foreclosing lenders is properly handling and defending against claims that a servicemember-owner is entitled to protections from foreclosure based on his or her status as a servicemember. The “Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (2003),”...

 

HTMLDo Guarantors Fall Under the Protection of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act?
Samantha Alves Orender; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
We have discussed the Equal Credit Opportunity Act(“ECOA”), which makes it unlawful for a creditor to discriminate against an applicant in any aspect of a credit transaction on the basis of, among other things, the applicant’s marital status, religion, sex, race, or age. The...

 

HTMLOverview of the Florida Consumer Collection Practice Act
Adam Keith Butman Brandon; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
As discussed in a prior post, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) can apply to both debt collectors (like collection agencies) and lenders who seek to collect their own debts. The FCCPA is broader than the federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), which only regulates...

 


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