Regions: $300M in new legal losses is not likely
While Regions says it’s reasonably possible it could incur $300M in losses, it also is ‘reasonably possible it could incur no losses’
by Ted Carter
Published: August 28,2011
Birmingham-based Regions Financial Corp. says it could incur legal losses of up to $300 million on top of the $210 million it paid to settle fraud claims against investment brokerage subsidiary Morgan Keegan by Mississippi and other Southeastern states.
In its second quarter 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission earlier this month, the publicly held banking company said the $300-million loss contingency is based on advice of counsel and assessment of available insurance coverage. “Regions establishes accruals for litigation and claims when a loss contingency is considered probable and the related amount is reasonably estimable,” the $130.9-billion multi-state banking company says.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington
- Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta
- Judge to hear from True the Vote as McDaniel attempts to overturn loss to Cochran
- Google chooses Mad Genius as example of Internet use
- Weyerhaeuser investing $57M to modernize lumber mill
- Two BancorpSouth mergers delayed by federal inquiries
- Health officials identify another case of chikungunya virus
- Biloxi council approves $29M contract for baseball stadium construction
- Wasted away — Margaritaville in Biloxi to close by Sept. 19
- Cochran continues to question EPA over new regulations