Tag Archives: OCC Preemption

The Changing of the Guard at the Comptroller of the Currency

After a five-year term of office, John C. Dugan stepped down as Comptroller of the Currency on Sunday. John Walsh was named the acting Comptroller of the Currency. This appointment may have been a surprise for those that expected the current Deputy Comptroller, Julie Williams, to be tapped for the top spot.… Continue reading this entry

Eighth Circuit Finds OTS Regulations Preempt Missouri Unauthorized Practice of Law Claims

Recently, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion for federal savings associations (FSAs) when it found that federal law preempted Missouri law in a case involving loan-related document preparation by non-attorney employees. Casey v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, et al., No. 09-1096 (8th Cir. Oct. 20, 2009).… Continue reading this entry