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EU to Ease Capital Regulations for Banks & Insurers to Revive Growth

The European Union will ease capital rules it has imposed on banks and insurers since the financial crisis to help markets raise more funds for reviving sluggish economic growth. The bloc’s financial services chief, Jonathan Hill, announced his “action plan” …

Monster Involved in Insurer-Funded Settlement in California

Corona, Calif.-based Monster Beverage Corp. has agreed to settlement an ongoing securities class action lawsuit against the company and two of its officers in federal district court in Los Angeles. The settlement, reportedly worth $16.25 million, is pending court approval. …

Willis’ DARCstar D&O Program Marks First Year with New Offerings

To mark the anniversary, May 18, 2012, of its DARCstar Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance coverage, Willis Group Holdings has introduced a new improved version of the form, and has launched two new products in the DARCstar stable: “prospectus liability …

Bank of America Loses Bid to Dismiss Fraud Claims

Bank of America and two former executives lost a bid on Friday to dismiss securities fraud claims alleging they misled investors about the bank’s 2008 acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co. U.S. District Court Judge P. Kevin Castel ruled that …

U.S. Regulators Define Swaps, What Falls Under Dodd-Frank

U.S. futures and securities regulators unveiled a crucial part of their expanded supervision of the swaps market on Wednesday, by defining what products will be covered by last year’s financial oversight legislation. The proposals provided the market some long-awaited clarity. …

Investors Suing Banks Gain Ammunition with Senate Report

Pigs. Unicorns. Money? A scathing U.S. Senate panel report faulting Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and others for contributing to the financial crisis may provide ammunition for investor lawsuits accusing the banks of putting their own interests ahead …