S&P Global Market Intelligencerounds up a selection of recent legal and regulatory developments in the bank space.
Texas-based Charter Bank settles with DOJ over discrimination allegations
CorpusChristi, Texas-based Charter Bank,a unit of Charter Bancshares Inc.,will pay $165,820 as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice toresolve allegations of discrimination.
Scotiabank suing Puerto Rico over $38M loan
is suing the governmentof Puerto Rico for nonpayment of a $38 million loan to its Metropolitan Bus Authorityin 2012, the Associated Press reported Sept. 28.
People's United, Suffolk reach MOU with plaintiffs in deal-related suits
Riverhead,N.Y.-based Suffolk Bancorp,Bridgeport, Conn.-based People's UnitedFinancial Inc. and the individual defendants in the previously actions related to the companies' pending mergerentered into a memorandum of understanding with the plaintiffs on Sept. 27 regardingthe settlement of the actions.
Jury awards more than $427,000 to ousted Solera National Bank CEO
OustedSolera National Bank Presidentand CEO John Carmichael was able to get a favorable verdict from a Jefferson Countyjury in connection with the hiring contract-related lawsuit he had filed in courtagainst the Lakewood, Colo.-based bank and its parent Solera National Bancorp Inc., the Denver Post reported Sept. 27.
Class-action suit seeks to block TIAA-EverBank Financial deal
A class-actionsuit has been filed by a shareholder of EverBankFinancial Corp that seeks to block Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America's acquisition of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company.
North Carolina-based Capital Bank Corp. to settle overdraft suit
Raleigh,N.C.-based Capital Bank Corp.,a unit of Capital Bank Financial Corp.,on Sept. 16 agreed to settle a purported class action suit related to overdraftfees.
Former exec withdraws gender-bias lawsuit against BofA
MeganMessina, former managing director and co-headof global structured credit products of Bank of America Corp., agreed to settle a she filed against the bank relatedto alleged bias against female bankers, Bloomberg News reported Sept. 21.