A U.S. Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit brought under the Commodities Exchange Act. The plaintiffs alleged that oil companies manipulated the foreign benchmark for the price of Brent crude oil.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that challenged the OCC’s authority to issue "FinTech" charters under the National Bank Act.
The SEC Division of Corporation Finance determined that, for the purposes of applying Exchange Act Rules related to "Collar Contracts," an insider will be deemed to own the corporation shares underlying the operating partnership units.
SIFMA and the Security Traders Association raised concerns about legislative proposals on capital formation and corporate governance currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.