Judge Preliminarily OKs $590M Citigroup Securities Class Action Settlement

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A federal judge in New York on Aug. 29 granted preliminary approval of a $590 million settlement between shareholders, Citigroup Inc. and certain of its current and former executive officers and directors on claims that the defendants misrepresented Citigroup's exposure...

Standard & Poor’s Sued Over Inflated Ratings on Structured Debt Securities

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) The U.S. government on Feb. 5 announced the filing of a lawsuit in California federal court against Standard & Poor's Ratings Services alleging that the ratings agency lied about its objectivity and independence and issued inflated ratings on certain structured...

Bank of America to Pay Nearly $17B Over Handling of Subprime Mortgages

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Bank of America Corp. will pay nearly $17 billion to settle claims that it and its current and former subsidiaries, Countrywide Financial Corp. and Merrill Lynch, engaged in fraudulent activity with regard to their origination, underwriting and sale of subprime...