A U.S. rule that would have wrapped title insurance into the total costs listed on a simplified mortgage-disclosure form was dropped by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after industry complaints.
Title insurers are in talks with banks and regulators to obtain warranties from lenders assuring they followed proper procedures before selling foreclosed homes, said Kurt Pfotenhauer , head of the insurers’ trade group.
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz advised PVH Corp., the owner of the Tommy Hilfiger brand, in its agreement to buy Warnaco Group in a $2.9 billion transaction, creating a company with $8 billion in sales and bringing all Calvin Klein-branded apparel under one roof. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP advised Warnaco. Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents the Peter J. Solomon Company, financial adviser to PVH Corp.
Bank of America Corp. is among a group of lenders that may face a wave of new lawsuits claiming cash-strapped counties were cheated out of millions of dollars by a system used for more than a decade to register mortgages.