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Volume 15 - Number 1

December 30, 2014

FHFA Seeks End to Another Fannie/Freddie Investor Suit

An attorney representing the Federal Housing Finance Agency called on a federal judge in Iowa to dismiss a third federal suit brought by affiliated entities challenging the terms of the 2012 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac net worth sweep. “There is gamesmanship going on here, your honor,” said Howard Cayne, an attorney with Arnold & Porter who is representing the FHFA in its motion for summary judgment. Investors say the net worth sweep, authorizing the Treasury to ...

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