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Duane Morris Alerts: Electronic Funds Transfer Act: Class Action Surge Highlighted By Recent Cases
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

The Electronic Funds Transfer Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1693 et seq. (EFTA), and its regulations promulgated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Reg E, 12 C.F.R. sect; 205.16, require, in relevant part, that banks charging a fee to non-bank... Read More

Failed Bank Investors' Securities Suit Dismissed
Posted on 19 Jan 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

On January 14, 2011, in a ruling that could have implications for other failed bank investors' securities class action lawsuits, Northern District of Georgia Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr . granted defendants' motions to dismiss the securities... Read More

A Failed Bank, A Lawsuit, And Some Interesting Questions
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Though 268 banks have failed since January 1, 2008, there has been relatively little litigation related to the failed banks, as least so far. For example, the FDIC only recently filed its first action against former directors and officers of a failed... Read More

Lawsuit Wave Could Hurt Housing Market: FDIC Chief
Posted on 26 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - (AP) A wave of lawsuits from troubled borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure could hurt the already-ailing housing market, a top banking regulator said Monday. Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., said... Read More

FDIC Sues 3 Former Top Executives Of Failed WaMu
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal bank regulators have sued three former top executives of Washington Mutual, the biggest U.S. bank ever to fail, accusing them of negligence in allowing risky mortgage lending. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. filed the... Read More

FDIC: 'Close' To Settlement In Lawsuit Against WaMu Execs
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal bank regulators say they are close to settling their civil lawsuit against three former top executives of Washington Mutual accused of negligence in allowing risky mortgage lending at the biggest U.S. bank ever to fail... Read More

FDIC Sues 4 Former IndyMac Executives
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Bank regulators have accused four former executives of failed IndyMac Bank of negligence in making loans to homebuilders and are seeking a total $300 million in damages. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which took over California... Read More

Wamu Reaches Settlement With Jpmorgan, FDIC
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. – (AP) Washington Mutual Inc. has tentatively resolved disputes with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. over some $4 billion at issue in the bank holding company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a... Read More