FDIC v. RBS Securities Inc., No. 14-51055 (5th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
The FDIC filed suit against defendants for securities fraud, alleging that they made false and misleading statements in selling and underwriting residential mortgage backed securities. The FDIC filed its lawsuit within three years of its appointment as receiver, and therefore within the federal limitations period in the FDIC Extender Statute, 12 U.S.C. 1821(d)(14), but it filed suit more than five years after the securities at issue were sold, running afoul of the limitations period under state law. The district court granted judgment on the pleadings for defendants, holding that the FDIC Extender Statute preempts only state statutes of limitations, not state statutes of repose. The court reversed and remanded, concluding that the FDIC Extender Statute preempts all limitations periods, whether characterized as statutes of limitations or as statutes of repose.