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Bank of America (B of A) will not be selling any more mortgage loans to secondary mortgage market GSE Fannie Mae. The trigger for this move appears to be the ongoing dispute between Fannie Mae and B of A that...
This coming Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, Continental Corporate Services will be hosting a free webinar regarding the Uniform Commercial Code, Revised Article 9. The same session will be broadcasted once at 10:30 am EST and again at 2:30 pm EST....
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has opened an inquiry into overdraft fee practices. Today, CFPB representatives are in New York at town hall meeting for consumers to share their overdraft fee experiences. The CFPB also has a Notice and...
Capital One received a valentine in the form of the February 14, 2012, Federal Reserve approval of Capital One's application to acquire ING Bank, fsb (“FSB”), Wilmington, Delaware, and indirectly also ShareBuilder Advisors, LLC (“ShareBuilder”) and ING Direct Investing, Inc....
To avoid litigation, the Cheesecake Factory will post drink prices on its menus in Massachusetts. Under the Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code - Sales, a restaurant meal is a "sale of goods." Under 2-305, if the parties to...
The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral argument in Magner v. Gallagher on February 29, 2012. The issue in the case is whether "disparate impact" is an appropriate standard to establish racial discrimination in a Fair Housing Act...
FDIC currently reports that as of Jan. 18, 1012: "FDIC has authorized suits in connection with 44 failed institutions against 391 individuals for D&O liability with damage claims of at least $7.7 billion. This includes 19 filed D&O lawsuits (2...
The Financial Times reports that low interest rates in the economy are prompting U.S. banks to increase holdings of Collateralized Mortgage Obligations which carry a higher return than U.S. Treasuries. It would be deja vu all over again -- but...
The Administrative Judge's ruling would be the final word -- no review by the agency with an opportunity to change the AJ's opinion -- if this MN bill (HF1560) becomes law. The MN House State Government Finance Committee passed the...
The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) have released summaries of the economic projections and the target federal funds rate projections made by Federal Reserve Board members and Federal Reserve Bank presidents for the January 24-25...