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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Julie Dianne Farmer, 45, Bakersfield, California, was convicted by a federal jury finding her guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud, and two counts each of mail fraud and wire fraud. The charges stem from her…
  • Apr 23

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Nsane Phanuel Ligate, 42, Ashburn, Virginia, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the purchase of two properties located on North Patterson Park Avenue,…
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
Rank this Week: 4

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 36

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 35

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Apr 21

    2nd Circuit Gives Second Bite Out Of Apple REIT Class Action

    2nd Circuit Gives Second Bite Out Of Apple REIT Class Action
    Few financial products have proven as controversial as Real Estate Investment Trusts, and few REITS have grabbed their share of negative headlines as much as those bearing the "Apple" name.  Last year, it appeared that the contentious…
  • Apr 18

    The Virtual Reality Of Virtual Currency

    The Virtual Reality Of Virtual Currency
    Virtual currency, electronic money, cryptocurrency: Whatever the name, it's in the news but not necessarily in a good way. When I start getting an increasing number of queries from industry participants and public customers about electronic…
  • Apr 17

    Customer Loan Earns Stockbroker A Fine And Suspension

    Customer Loan Earns Stockbroker A Fine And Suspension
    Wall Street may be the place where trillions of dollars exchange hands, but it's not the place where a registered person should simply ask a customer for the loan of a few bucks. Which is not to say that a stockbroker can't borrow money from…
Rank this Week: 185

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    CFPB Issues Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule Compliance Resource

    CFPB Issues Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule Compliance Resource
    On April 17, the CFPB issued a guide to completing the disclosure forms required by its November 2013 TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures rule, which generally applies to transactions for which a creditor or broker receives an application on or…
  • Apr 18

    Comptroller Curry Takes Vendor Management Message To Third-Party Provider

    Comptroller Curry Takes Vendor Management Message To Third-Party Provider
    On April 16, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry spoke to attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show Government Conference, taking his concerns about banks’ vendor relationships and cybersecurity risks to potential third-party…
  • Apr 18

    SEC Announces Cybersecurity Examination Initiative

    SEC Announces Cybersecurity Examination Initiative
    On April 15, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations announced that it will be conducting cybersecurity examinations of more than 50 registered broker-dealers and registered investment advisers. The examinations will…
Rank this Week: 287

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Apr 15

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast
    If Professor Robert Hockett is the man behind the plan to use eminent domain to take over underwater loans and write them down for homeowners, Tom Deutsch is his arch nemesis. This is an opportunity to hear how the opposition to the plan to…
  • Apr 14

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare
    ObamaCare's out of pocket maximums established by the IRS for 2014 are $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family… so that means that we’ll all pay coinsurance, copays and deductibles up to those out-of-pocket limit…
  • Apr 14

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…
    It was an honor to help Arlie Matthews get his loan modified with Bank of America. At the times when I sit and wonder why I've done what I've done, and how I can possibly continue doing it for one more day, I think of Arlie.
Rank this Week: 260

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Apr 23

    Bill Isaac: A B-52 Cluster Snark Bomber

    Bill Isaac: A B-52 Cluster Snark Bomber
    While my blog was knocked off the air for several days due to the massive DDoS attack on Typepad (my blog hosting service), former FDIC Chairman stepped up to the plate and held high the mighty fist of snark, which...
  • Apr 20

    States Pointing Out Problems With Choke Oint

    States Pointing Out Problems With Choke Oint
    According to the American Banker (paid subscription required), state bank regulators are expressing their concern that the DOJ and federal bank regulators "Operation Choke Point" is throttling more than some bad guys the operation…
  • Apr 17

    When Curry Speaks, All Banks Should Listen

    When Curry Speaks, All Banks Should Listen
    The Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry gave a speech the other day (paid subscription required), and emphasized a couple of points that vendor management folks at financial institutions with various charters--state and federal, bank and…
Rank this Week: 389

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 23

    SEC Seeks To Move TelexFree Bankruptcy To Massachusett

    SEC Seeks To Move TelexFree Bankruptcy To Massachusett
    Citing a "coordinated effort to avoid the Massachusetts courts," the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a motion in a Nevada bankruptcy court seeking to transfer venue of the TelexFree bankruptcy to a Massachusetts bankruptcy court.…
  • Apr 23

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee
     Given the facts alleged in the SEC Case, TelexFree appears to be engaged in a classic Ponzi scheme. - Tracy Hope Davis, U.S. Trustee  The United States trustee overseeing the bankruptcy cases of TelexFree, LLC, TelexFree,…
  • Apr 22

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information
    Attorneys for TelexFree have filed a motion seeking court approval for a six-week extension to provide the required supplements to their bankruptcy filing, including financial disclosure statements, summaries of assets, and lists of…
Rank this Week: 565

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

Covers current issues affecting the credit union industry. By the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis.

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Apr 8

    Trusts Made Simple

    Trusts Made Simple
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney As general counsel for many credit unions, among the most common inquiry I address relates to the law of trusts.  Trusts law is a complex area of the law and for those credit unions navigating these waters,…
  • Apr 3

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu
    By Matthew Urban, Attorney First there was LBJ’s war on poverty in the 1960′s and then President Reagan’s war on drugs in the 1980′s.  The common thread among all of these “wars” is that for better or…
  • Apr 1

    CFPB Enforcement of FDCPA Against First Party Collectors: What You Need to Know

    CFPB Enforcement of FDCPA Against First Party Collectors: What You Need to Know
    By James J. Todd, Attorney The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) arose out of the national foreclosure crisis in July 2010 by way of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the…
Rank this Week: 751

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse
    Puerto Rico bond funds have been suffering massive losses recently and regulators have already taken action. According to the SEC, UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico Inc. (“UBS”) misled thousands of its retail investors in 23…
  • Dec 9

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup
    Below is a piece by Bloomberg on our firm's $383 million claim against Citigroup. There's more on this case on the firm's website at http://www.riklawfirm.com/ Citigroup’s Mathur Said to Depart With Hybrid Traders as Pandit Cuts Jobs By…
  • Dec 1

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case
    Below is an American Lawyer piece which explains our clients' pending $383 million FINRA arbitration against Citigroup. It goes on to talk about how there are more and more large and complex cases at FINRA. It's true. As partner John Rich…
Rank this Week: 621

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 712

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 24

    Cybersecurity: “Heartbleed” as a Risk Factor?

    Cybersecurity: “Heartbleed” as a Risk Factor?
    As noted by this WSJ blog by James DeGraw and Lisa Rachlin of Ropes & Gray, companies have been pounded by the latest widespread cybersecurity threat – “Heartbleed,” which is a fundamental flaw of OpenSSL – a…
  • Apr 23

    Glossy Annual Reports: Corp Fin Will No Longer Scan Them, So Why…

    Glossy Annual Reports: Corp Fin Will No Longer Scan Them, So Why…
    Last week, Corp Fin announced that it will no longer scan glossy annual reports into Edgar – thus, meaning they will no longer be available online through the SEC’s website. However, companies are still required to post glossy…
  • Apr 22

    Why I Don’t Like Corp Fin’s New “Legend for Twitter” Guidance

    Why I Don’t Like Corp Fin’s New “Legend for Twitter” Guidance
    Yesterday, Corp Fin issued 2 new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations dealing with social media. The first CDI deals with how to affix legends to tweets & other social media communications. The second CDI deals with retweeting or…
Rank this Week: 2531

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Apr 23

    All The CLE You Could Possibly Want

    All The CLE You Could Possibly Want
    It is not too late to sign up for PLI's Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between. The program takes place on Thursday, April 24 in New York and via webcast (and, shortly thereafter,...
  • Apr 11

    Cornerstone Releases Report On Settlement

    Cornerstone Releases Report On Settlement
    Cornerstone Research has released its annual report on securities class action settlements. The notable findings include: (1) There were 67 settlements last year, a 17.5% increase from 2012. The report concludes that the increase is likely…
  • Mar 28

    Shielding From Suspicion

    Shielding From Suspicion
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has issued an opinion - Yates v. Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC, 2014 WL 890018 (4th Cir. March 7, 2014) - that clarifies the court's position on several securities fraud issues....
Rank this Week: 2533

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
Rank this Week: 3587

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Honolulu Woman Charged with Fraud Through Social Media

    Honolulu Woman Charged with Fraud Through Social Media
    According to the SEC, its investigation found that Keiko Kawamura engaged in two separate fraudulent schemes to raise money from investors while casting herself as an investment and hedge fund expert when in fact she had virtually no prior…
  • Apr 21

    SEC Charges Brokerage Firm Executives in Kickback Scheme to Secure Business of Venezuelan Bank

    SEC Charges Brokerage Firm Executives in Kickback Scheme to Secure Business of Venezuelan Bank
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced another round of charges in its ongoing case against several individuals involved in a massive kickback scheme to secure the bond trading business of a state-owned Venezuelan bank.The SEC…
  • Apr 20

    Lessons About Handling Money

    Lessons About Handling Money
    I have represented a few professional athletes over the years. Unfortunately, it is after they have lost their wealth, or failed to plan for the end of their professional sports careers. They have either lost their money, or spent it, and are…
Rank this Week: 2527

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3059

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3419

Redeye VC

Redeye VC

Offers a view of startup ecosystem. By Josh Kopelman.

http://redeye.firstround.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Best Hires Are Right Under Your Nose - Use This System to Never Miss Them Again

    The Best Hires Are Right Under Your Nose - Use This System to Never Miss Them Again
    Do you know where your first 10 employees are going to come from? How about the next 10? 99% of the time your best hires will come from your staff's combined network — you might already know that. But do you know how to go about mining…
  • Apr 16

    This Advice From IDEO's Nicole Kahn Will Transform the Way You Give Presentation

    This Advice From IDEO's Nicole Kahn Will Transform the Way You Give Presentation
    “Stories are the way our teams get excited, aligned, and rallied around the same goal,” says long-time IDEO Project Lead Nicole Kahn. “But more importantly, we know that our designs don’t live on with our clients…
  • Apr 14

    80% of Your Culture is Your Founder

    80% of Your Culture is Your Founder
    When Molly Graham joined Facebook in 2008, the company still felt scrappy. With 400 employees serving 80 million users, people were so busy “moving fast and breaking things” that the culture still needed to be defined. Graham was…
Rank this Week: 2477

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Apr 21

    Is responsible lending discriminatory?

    Is responsible lending discriminatory?
    In Lomax v National Australia Bank Ltd (Human Rights) [2014] VCAT 348 the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal dismissed a claim by a 66 year old customer of NAB that NAB engaged in age discrimination when his finance proposals were…
  • Apr 21

    Case note: leave to manage companies despite conviction

    Case note: leave to manage companies despite conviction
    The Supreme Court of Tasmania in In re Gay [2014] TASSC 22 has given leave to a person convicted of insider trading (and therefore automatically disqualified from managing corporations for five years) leave to manage (and be a director of)…
  • Apr 21

    Competition Policy Review consultation

    Competition Policy Review consultation
    The Government’s Competition Policy Review has published an Issues Paper for comment. The review is examining whether the current competition laws are working effectively to promote competitive markets, given increasing globalisation,…
Rank this Week: 2603

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3168

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2522

Banking Law Update

Banking Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on developments in law affecting banks and financial institutions. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.bankinglawupdate.com/
  • Apr 18

    Financial Institutions....In the New

    Financial Institutions....In the New
    Christopher Whalen (NY investment banker) shares his views on the attitude of the mortgage business.  (HousingWire 3.28.14) Thomas Cox responds to Christopher Whalen’s commentary.  (HousingWire 3.28.14) Low interest rates…
  • Apr 18

    FDIC to Banks: Be Vigilant about Cyber-Security

    FDIC to Banks: Be Vigilant about Cyber-Security
    Earlier this month, the FDIC issued guidance to financial institutions to help them address risks associated technology outsourcing and cyber security. On April 7th, the FDIC issued FIL-13-2014 entitled “Technology Outsourcing:…
  • Apr 3

    Bank Regulators Warn About Cyber-Attack

    Bank Regulators Warn About Cyber-Attack
    On April 2, 2014, the FDIC issued a Financial Institution Letter notifying banks of recent “large dollar” ATM fraud and related cyber-attacks aimed at tapping into web-based control panels for ATMs. The FDIC highlighted a recent…
Rank this Week: 2746

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Apr 17

    Bad Hair Day in Investment Fiduciary Land

    Bad Hair Day in Investment Fiduciary Land
    From time to time, I have allowed students at the local beauty school to learn on a real head - mine. Invariably, I regret my decision, so much so that I am now resigned to using a professional service for future visits. Originally,…
  • Apr 4

    Pension Usage of Swap

    Pension Usage of Swap
    I have been writing, training and consulting about the use of derivatives by pension plans for many years. There is no shortage of topics, especially in the aftermath of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ("Dodd-Frank")…
  • Apr 2

    Fifth Third Bancorp v John Dudenhoeffer

    Fifth Third Bancorp v John Dudenhoeffer
    For those unable to attend the April 2, 2014 U.S. Supreme Court hearing, a review of the transcript of Fifth Third Bancorp et al v. John Dudenhoeffer et al (No. 12-751) may be of interest. Appearances were made by Robert A. Long, Esquire and…
Rank this Week: 4611

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Apr 17

    Advice on Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation and Complying with North Carolina's New Statute

    Advice on Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation and Complying with North Carolina's New Statute
    Today the North Carolina Bankers Association hosted its annual Deposit Accounts Clinic in High Point. For those who were unable to attend, here are the slides and handouts from my presentation.
  • Apr 15

    CFPB Offers Reprieve to Banks on Foreign Remittance Transfer

    CFPB Offers Reprieve to Banks on Foreign Remittance Transfer
    Photo credit: epSos.de In August of last year, I summarized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Foreign Remittance Transfer rules here on the North Carolina Business & Banking Law Blog. Those rules became effective in late October…
  • Mar 15

    Banks Can (and Must) Manage Social Media Risks Effectively

    Banks Can (and Must) Manage Social Media Risks Effectively
    image by Matt Cordell using Creative Commons content BY-SA 3.0 Bankers, does your bank use social media?  Do employees use social media on behalf of the bank? Did you know that examiners will be looking for a social media risk…
Rank this Week: 3642

The Swap Report

The Swap Report

Covers regulatory and transactional issues related to derivatives. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.theswapreport.com/
  • Apr 14

    Financial Information About FCMs Availalble at NFA Website

    Financial Information About FCMs Availalble at NFA Website
    The National Futures Association (NFA) has announced that it will make certain financial information about its futures commission merchant (FCM) members publicly available.  You can access this information by going to the NFA's…
  • Apr 4

    Statement to Revise Terms of Overnight Fixed-Rate Reverse Repurchase Agreement Operational Exercise

    Statement to Revise Terms of Overnight Fixed-Rate Reverse Repurchase Agreement Operational Exercise
      By Todd Zerega and Cátia Kossovsky   Effective Monday, April 7, 2014, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) will revise the terms of its daily, overnight fixed-rate reverse repurchase operational exercise, to…
  • Mar 28

    MtGox Seeks Protection Under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code

    MtGox Seeks Protection Under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code
    By Todd Zerega and Luke Sizemore In late February 2014, MtGox Co., Ltd (“MtGox”), once the largest bitcoin exchange in the world, suspended all trading on its exchange after internal investigations revealed a loss of approximately…
Rank this Week: 3806

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Covers business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. By Bilzin Sumberg.

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • Apr 11

    Judge Denied Bank of America’s Motion to Dismiss $850M Mortgage Fraud Case

    Judge Denied Bank of America’s Motion to Dismiss $850M Mortgage Fraud Case
    Last week, Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina denied Bank of America’s motion to dismiss the Security and Exchange Commission’s claims against it in SEC v. Bank of…
  • Apr 8

    Recently Unveiled “HOME Forward” Housing Act May Signal the End of Fannie and Freddie

    Recently Unveiled “HOME Forward” Housing Act May Signal the End of Fannie and Freddie
    Momentum in housing-finance reformation picked up speed last month as the House Financial Services Committee unveiled the proposed Housing Opportunities Move the Economy (HOME) Forward Act of 2014. The proposed HOME Forward Act was…
  • Apr 2

    Ninth Circuit Rules National Banks are Residents Only of Their Home State

    Ninth Circuit Rules National Banks are Residents Only of Their Home State
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (encompassing nine Western states and two Pacific islands) has held that for purposes of diversity jurisdiction a national bank is a citizen only of the state in which its main office…
Rank this Week: 3583

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

Covers businesses, trends, technology and venture investing in the Southeast. By Jason Caplain.

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Apr 11

    Durham, Washington DC, Tech Job

    Durham, Washington DC, Tech Job
    Like all VC firms, we receive a lot of resumes. And I just wanted to post here as a reminder that most of our companies are hiring. ChannelAdvisor - Morrisville NC Etix - Morrisville NC Global Value Commerce - Raleigh...
  • Apr 9

    Reference Check a VC

    Reference Check a VC
    Pulling up and referencing some old blog posts, but I think this is important topic. Entrepreneurs need to take time to do their homework referencing a new investor. With some recent financings I have seen getting done, this was not...
  • Apr 2

    Proof: Innovation is Happening Outside of Silicon Valley

    Proof: Innovation is Happening Outside of Silicon Valley
    I couldn't make it out for the Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, which Google hosted earlier today. My partner David Jones was there and I watched remotely. You can watch it here. A few comments: I know the Valley is...
Rank this Week: 2500

Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

Porque de nada sirve ganar mucho dinero si no sabemos mantenerlo en nuestra bolsa. Finanzas personales que se entienden.

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Apr 11

    Conseguir clientes, tener o no tener tarjeta. Podcast #134

    Conseguir clientes, tener o no tener tarjeta. Podcast #134
    El ya clásico dilema: me ofrecen una tarjeta de crédito (o ya me llegó a casa)… ¿la acepto o no la acepto? ¿me conviene? Aquí mi consejo. Quiero ser freelance pero no se como conseguir…
  • Apr 7

    Facebook y la economía de lo grati

    Facebook y la economía de lo grati
    Ya todos lo saben: Facebook está matando las visitas orgánicas de todos. Empresas gigantes y páginas personales por igual. Para quien no lo sepa he aquí en breve resumen: Tienes una página de tu sitio,…
  • Apr 2

    Vivir a los 40 en casa de mamá para ahorrar ¿vale la pena?

    Vivir a los 40 en casa de mamá para ahorrar ¿vale la pena?
    Esta es la sección de invitados. Todos los lectores de Blog&Lana están invitados a colaborar con un artículo (o dos o más) siempre y cuando, esté de alguna manera relacionado con el dinero, sea…
Rank this Week: 4551

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 10

    Fairness Opinions – Important Ontario Court Comment

    Fairness Opinions – Important Ontario Court Comment
    By Graham Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parkerand Matthew Cumming The following article by Graham P.C. Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parker and Matthew Cumming may be of interest to readers of this blog: Fairness Opinions – Important…
  • Apr 2

    Hot Off the Press – Doing Business in Canada: Navigating Opportunities for Investment and Growth

    Hot Off the Press – Doing Business in Canada: Navigating Opportunities for Investment and Growth
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP If your organization is currently thinking about establishing or acquiring a business in Canada, the newest edition of Doing Business in Canada, written by McCarthy Tétrault, will prove to be a valuable…
  • Feb 14

    Don’t “put” yourself at risk

    Don’t “put” yourself at risk
    Beware of the use of put and call optionsBy Patrick Boucher Canadian securities legislation provides that a take-over bid may be triggered when an offer to acquire outstanding voting or equity securities of a class of a public company is made…
Rank this Week: 3622

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Apr 9

    A Million Dollars In Fees For Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit

    A Million Dollars In Fees For Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit
    When I first looked at Judge Murphy's (unpublished) Order in Ehrenhaus v. Baker earlier this month awarding attorneys' fees to the class action attorneys who sued Wachovia and Wells Fargo over their merger in 2008,  I was disappointed,…
  • Apr 8

    Business Court Makes North Carolina Safe For Construction Lawyer

    Business Court Makes North Carolina Safe For Construction Lawyer
    Construction lawyers in North Carolina can breathe a sigh of relief.  On Friday of last week, the Business Court ruled that the service of on-line service provider Lienguard in preparing claims of lien constitutes the unauthorized…
  • Apr 7

    Real Estate Agents Need To Be Careful About Disclosing Dual Agency

    Real Estate Agents Need To Be Careful About Disclosing Dual Agency
    Dual agency is a big deal to real estate agents.  It lets them represent both a buyer and a seller in a transaction.  Dual agency was the focal point of the Business Court's opinion last week in BDM Investments v. Lenhil, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 1515

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • Apr 8

    ESMA Publishes Q&A Paper on Regulation of European Venture Capital Funds and European Social Entrepreneurship Fund

    ESMA Publishes Q&A Paper on Regulation of European Venture Capital Funds and European Social Entrepreneurship Fund
    On March 26, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a Questions and Answers paper on the application of the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEF) Regulation (Regulation 346/2013) and the European Venture…
  • Apr 8

    Updated Basel III Monitoring Workbook Published

    Updated Basel III Monitoring Workbook Published
    The Bank for International Settlements has published on its website an updated version of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s Basel III monitoring workbook, accompanying instructions and a list of frequently asked questions.…
  • Apr 8

    FCA Publishes Report on Hedge Fund Activity in the UK

    FCA Publishes Report on Hedge Fund Activity in the UK
    On March 24, the FCA published a report which sets out its findings from a survey of hedge fund activity in the UK. Key findings are: 98 percent of total leverage used by hedge funds in the UK is acquired through Read More
Rank this Week: 3285

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Defamation v. Tortious Interference

    Defamation v. Tortious Interference
    Most of us have at least a “street-level” understanding of defamation. Individuals that hear or read damaging false statements about themselves or their business typically think: “I need to find a defamation lawyer.”…
  • Mar 19

    Defamation Reputation Damage Management

    Defamation Reputation Damage Management
    In 1378, the Statute of Scandalum Magnatum granted judges and church officials in England a legal right to compensation if they had been insulted or defamed. The first Common Law defamation action on record was filed in England in 1507. …
  • Mar 12

    Missouri Supreme Court Rejects Trade Secret Claim Over Client List

    Missouri Supreme Court Rejects Trade Secret Claim Over Client List
    Troy Kennedy (Kennedy”) left his position as director and executive officer of a trust and investment company when that company was bought by Central Trust & Investment Company (“CTI”). Kennedy left to found a competing…
Rank this Week: 4382

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Mar 28

    SEC probe of Kandi Technologies has risen to a formal investigation

    SEC probe of Kandi Technologies has risen to a formal investigation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting a formal investigation of Kandi Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: KNDI), a Chinese company that has been the subject of several Sharesleuth stories. Kandi did not mention the investigation in the…
  • Oct 31

    People behind Twitter suit have history of questionable dealing

    People behind Twitter suit have history of questionable dealing
    The principals of two financial firms that sued Twitter Inc. for $124 million in damages have a history of dealings with questionable companies and questionable partners. Continental Advisors SA and Precedo Capital Group Inc. say Twitter…
  • Sep 23

    Virtual Piggy Inc: Developer of safe payment system for young people has questionable backer

    Virtual Piggy Inc: Developer of safe payment system for young people has questionable backer
    (Editor’s Note: Sharesleuth has taken down the story on Virtual Piggy Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG) that appeared under this headline last Friday. We will publish a revised version shortly.)
Rank this Week: 2528

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    SEC Investment Advisor 2014 Compliance Outreach Program

    SEC Investment Advisor 2014 Compliance Outreach Program
    On January 30, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission hosted a compliance outreach program for investment companies and investment advisors. The national seminar, which was jointly sponsored by the Office of Compliance Inspections and…
  • Mar 13

    SEC Announces Plans To Examine Never-Before Examined RIA

    SEC Announces Plans To Examine Never-Before Examined RIA
    On February 20, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is launching an initiative, through its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE"), to conduct examinations of investment advisers that have been…
  • Feb 7

    Public Solicitations on Rule 506 offering

    Public Solicitations on Rule 506 offering
    Several Congressmen and an SEC Commissioner have independently urged the SEC to move forward with adopting proposed rules that impose additional requirements on public solicitations of Rule 506 offerings. At the same time that the SEC…
Rank this Week: 3249

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

Covers financial services regulation, compliance, enforcement and litigation. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.financialregulatoryreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3781

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

Covers Middle East banking and finance law. By Latham & Watkins LLP.

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Feb 12

    Iran’s Nuclear Agreement Negotiations Ease Certain US and EU Sanction

    Iran’s Nuclear Agreement Negotiations Ease Certain US and EU Sanction
    Earlier this year, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had met its initial obligations under the Joint Plan of Action (Joint Plan) with the “P5+1” (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia,…
  • Feb 2

    How LIBOR Administration Change will Impact Financial Contract

    How LIBOR Administration Change will Impact Financial Contract
    This month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority formally authorised ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (IBA) to assume responsibility for the administration of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). IBA is a subsidiary of the…
  • Jan 29

    How Greater Regulation Will Lead to Islamic Finance Growth in Qatar

    How Greater Regulation Will Lead to Islamic Finance Growth in Qatar
    Qatar is set to further enhance financial markets regulation by developing a consistent risk-based regulatory framework.  Governor H.E. Abdulla bin Saoud al Thani has announced a three-year strategic plan, which was jointly drafted by…
Rank this Week: 3666

BeyondVC

BeyondVC

Covers entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology, investing, and globalizaiton. By Ed Sim.

http://www.beyondvc.com/
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho
    As we look into 2014, we thought it was important to reflect on our activities in 2013 and refocus and refine our thinking and messaging as a firm. We are thematic in our approach and primarily known as seed investors with a focus on…
  • May 17

    Branding first starts with your team

    Branding first starts with your team
    External branding starts with developing a consistent, internal message first. When you think of branding and positioning, remember that your first line of offense and the most important representation of your company comes from your…
  • Jan 15

    Camping out and closing deal

    Camping out and closing deal
    I am sure you can see a common thread in many of my recent posts - Sales, Sales, Sales!  I don't care how great your product is because without an ability to articulate the value proposition succinctly, tell the world about it in a…
Rank this Week: 2478

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Feb 10

    RESPA: CFPB ISSUES CONSENT ORDER AGAINST MORTGAGE LENDER FOR ILLEGAL OFFICE SPACE LEASE AGREEMENT

    RESPA: CFPB ISSUES CONSENT ORDER AGAINST MORTGAGE LENDER FOR ILLEGAL OFFICE SPACE LEASE AGREEMENT
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "CFPB" issued a Consent Order against Fidelity Mortgage Corporation "FFMC" and Mark Figert on January 16, 2014 for engaging in illegal business practices which violated Section 8 of the Real Estate…
  • Jan 31

    RESPA: FEDERAL COURT CERTIFIES MARKETING AGREEMENT CLASS ACTION

    RESPA: FEDERAL COURT CERTIFIES MARKETING AGREEMENT CLASS ACTION
    The United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division certified a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act "RESPA" class action lawsuit on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 involving marketing agreements between a "Team" of real…
  • Jan 31

    RESPA KICKBACKS: CFPB GOES AFTER LENDER FOR MORTGAGE INSURANCE KICKBACK ARRANGEMENT

    RESPA KICKBACKS: CFPB GOES AFTER LENDER FOR MORTGAGE INSURANCE KICKBACK ARRANGEMENT
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced they initiated an administrative proceeding against mortgage lender PHH Corporation on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The CFPB alleges that PHH originated consumer mortgages it steered consumers…
Rank this Week: 1097

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
  • Aug 14

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?
    The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make…
Rank this Week: 4533

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Covers issues such as usury, form compliance for federal and state consumer transactions, UCC and securitization issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.financialinstitutionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2472

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 1631

Financial Industry Resource Center

Financial Industry Resource Center

Covers the financial crisis. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonfinancialindustryresourcecenter.com/
  • Jan 23

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal
    On December 18, 2013, the SEC proposed rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act to amend Regulation A (Rules 251-263 under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act")). The proposed rules, which have been referred to informally as…
  • Nov 27

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker
    A recent court order in favor of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC) and new rules issued by CFTC establish a standard of liability for depository institutions that fail to fulfill their customer funds protection obligations…
  • Apr 11

    SEC and CFTC Adopt Rules on Red Flags and Identity Theft

    SEC and CFTC Adopt Rules on Red Flags and Identity Theft
    On April 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) jointly adopted rules that require broker-dealers, mutual funds, investment advisers and certain…
Rank this Week: 4220

Christy's Tax Attorney Blog

Christy's Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax, IRS, estate planning, and litigation. By Christy Lee.

http://www.christyleelaw.com/Blogs/Christy.aspx
  • Nov 3

    A Belated Horrifying Halloween Tale, or . . . The Basic Steps Involved in a Tax Audit

    A Belated Horrifying Halloween Tale, or . . . The Basic Steps Involved in a Tax Audit
    Bored with the everyday work routine of your life?  Feeling humdrum and in need of a little excitement because there’s no challenge to maintaining your financial status quo?  Want to experience earth-shattering monetary…
  • Sep 3

    Uncle Sam Values Himself: The Increase in Fees Related to Resolving Tax Debt

    Uncle Sam Values Himself: The Increase in Fees Related to Resolving Tax Debt
    If you plan to make an offer in compromise or get on an installment agreement with the IRS, better do it by December 31, 2013.  On January 1 of next year, Uncle Sam proposes to increase fees for those 2 services.  This marks the…
  • Jul 23

    When Uncle Sam Steps into Muddy, Taxing Politics: The Bonus of Close Kinship

    When Uncle Sam Steps into Muddy, Taxing Politics: The Bonus of Close Kinship
    The saddest part of the IRS Scandal of 2013 involves the revelation that certain IRS employees receive performance bonuses.  Nice ones, averaging roughly $5,500 each.  Between 2009 and 2012, Uncle Sam paid out $92 million in cash…
Rank this Week: 1571

Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

Covers business and legal issues affecting the financial services industry. By Winstead PC.

http://www.lenders360blog.com
  • Oct 17

    OCC’s Commercial Real Estate Lending Handbook: Misses the List on Legal Issue

    OCC’s Commercial Real Estate Lending Handbook: Misses the List on Legal Issue
    Over the last few weeks, I’ve commented on the new version of the OCC’s Commercial Real Estate Lending Handbook (I give it a gentlemen’s C); and I listed a few legal topics that deserve some guidance from the OCC.…
  • Oct 9

    OCC Lending Handbook Needs Parenting on Important Legal Topic

    OCC Lending Handbook Needs Parenting on Important Legal Topic
    In an earlier posting, I reviewed the OCC’s new Commercial Real Estate Lending handbook .  The purpose of the handbook is to give parenting – I mean guidance – on risks inherent in commercial real estate lending.…
  • Sep 18

    Grading the Examiners: OCC’s Commercial Real Estate Lending Handbook gets a “C”

    Grading the Examiners: OCC’s Commercial Real Estate Lending Handbook gets a “C”
    Last month, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency published the Commercial Real Estate Lending handbook (August 2013).  The 128 page handbook gives guidance to bank examiners and bankers on risks inherent in commercial…
Rank this Week: 3578

Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

Covers private funds and alternative investments. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.privatefundslaw.com/
  • Oct 8

    What should UK and non EU AIFMs be doing now?

    What should UK and non EU AIFMs be doing now?
    This post was authored by Jacqui Hatfield, regulatory partner at Reed Smith LLP, London. The AIFMD trigger date occurred on 22 July this year, with a 12-month transitional period (TP) in place in the UK for (i) existing UK managers of AIFs…
  • Oct 8

    SEC proposes new rules under the JOBS Act

    SEC proposes new rules under the JOBS Act
    On August 29, 2012, the SEC issued proposed rules to implement Congress' mandate, under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS Act"), that the agency eliminate the existing ban on use of general solicitation and/or general…
  • Oct 8

    SEC proposes new rules under the JOBS Act

    SEC proposes new rules under the JOBS Act
    On August 29, 2012, the SEC issued proposed rules to implement Congress' mandate, under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS Act"), that the agency eliminate the existing ban on use of general solicitation and/or general…
Rank this Week: 3783