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FDIC Sues Former Senior Lender of New Century Bank (Chicago, IL).

April 10, 2013

Authors

Bard Brockman

FDIC Sues Former Senior Lender of New Century Bank (Chicago, IL).

April 10, 2013

by: Bard Brockman

In a departure from its typical litigation practice, the FDIC has sued not only the directors and officers who voted for failed loans, but also the senior loan officer who originated those same loans. The claims arise from the failure of New Century Bank, which was placed into receivership in April 2010. The FDIC filed its complaint against the former D&Os on March 26, 2013, just a few weeks prior to the expiration of the three-year limitations period. For a copy of the FDIC’s complaint, click here.

The FDIC seeks to recover damages in excess of $33 million in connection with fourteen bad credits. According to the FDIC’s complaint, each of the fourteen loans was approved in violation of the Bank’s loan policy. Common violations of the loan policy included: (i) failure to establish adequate debt repayment programs; (ii) extension of credit in excess of permitted LTV ratio

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Fall 2012 Update on Regulatory and Legal Changes Affecting Community Banks

October 30, 2012

Authors

Dan Wheeler

Fall 2012 Update on Regulatory and Legal Changes Affecting Community Banks

October 30, 2012

by: Dan Wheeler

Bank regulators have been as busy as usual in 2012, but some of the more interesting regulatory and legal changes have come from non-bank regulators and the courts. And, the JOBS Act changes described below actually lifts the regulatory burden on banks a bit, a rare respite in an otherwise challenging regulatory environment.

The JOBS Act eases bank capital activities and M&A.  The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act affects community banks in 4 key ways:

  • “Going public” is easier. Banks that have less than $1 billion in gross revenue can qualify as an “emerging growth” company and take advantage of relaxed rules that allow them to “test the waters” and obtain a confidential prior review of an IPO filing by the SEC, provide reduced executive compensation disclosures and file without a SOX 404 attestation by the bank’s auditors.
  • The “crowdfunding” rule (expected in early 2013)
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