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Schwab Announces $200 Million Settlement Of Securities Class Action Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) The Charles Schwab Corp. has agreed to a $200 million settlement of a securities class action lawsuit brought against it and certain of its executive officers and directors by investors alleging that the defendants misrepresented and concealed the investment company’s...

Hagens Berman Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Bank Of America

LOS ANGELES — California homeowners sued Bank of America on April 6, claiming the lending giant is intentionally withholding government funds intended to save homeowners from foreclosure, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro announced. The case, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District...

Shareholders Launch Follow-On Securities Lawsuit Against Goldman Sachs

The SEC's high-profile enforcement action against Goldman Sachs and one of its investment bankers may or may not revitalize the waning subprime and credit crisis-related litigation wave, but it has at least sparked an outbreak of follow on civil litigation against Goldman Sachs. According to their...

Goldman Sachs Discloses Shareholder Lawsuits

(AP) Goldman Sachs has disclosed information about a half-dozen lawsuits filed against it by shareholders accusing the big Wall Street firm and senior executives of misconduct and abuse in the wake of civil fraud charges brought by the government over mortgage securities deals. The detailed disclosures...

The Sands of Time: An Interesting New Subprime Securities Suit

The subprime and credit crisis-related litigation wave may now be in its fourth year, but lawsuits continue to come in. The latest of these suits - a securities class action lawsuit involving Las Vegas Sands - has a number of interesting features, and it also raises the question whether we may see even...

2 Subprime Suit Dismissal Motion Rulings

In two separate decisions, two courts issued opinions in cases that each related in different ways to Credit-Based Asset Servicing and Securitization, LLC , also known as C-Bass. As discussed below, Judge Rakoff has issued an opinion substantiating his prior dismissal motion rulings in the C-Bass subprime...

Massachusetts Attorney General Reaches $102 Million Settlement With Morgan Stanley

BOSTON - (Mealey's) Financial giant Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $102 million to settle claims that it illegally provided funding to lenders that provided Massachusetts homeowners with subprime loans and has agreed to a number of reform measures, according to an assurance of discontinuance...

Goldman Sachs To Pay $550M To Settle Charges It Misled Subprime Investors

NEW YORK - Goldman, Sachs & Co. has agreed to pay $550 million in penalties and to change its business practices to settle allegations brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it misled investors in a subprime mortgage product, the SEC announced June 15 ( Securities and Exchange...

Citigroup Paying $75 Million To Settle Civil Charges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Banking titan Citigroup Inc. is paying $75 million to settle civil charges that it misled investors about its potential losses from subprime mortgages as the housing bust hit in 2007. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement with Citigroup on Thursday. It...

Countrywide Agrees To Pay $600M To Settle Lawsuits

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Countrywide Financial Corp. agreed to pay $600 million to settle shareholder lawsuits in the largest payout so far from the mortgage meltdown. U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer in Los Angeles on Monday gave preliminary approval to the agreement, in which the defendants admitted...

Preliminary Approval Of $12 Million Settlement In New Century Class Action Granted

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A federal judge in California on Aug. 9 preliminarily approved a $125 million settlement agreement between shareholders, former officers and directors of subprime mortgagor New Century Financial Corp., the company's outside auditor and the underwriters of New Century's...

Why Ambac's Subprime Securities Suit Settlement Is Noteworthy

In its December 15, 2010 filing of Form 8-K ( here ), Ambac Financial Group announced that it had entered a memorandum of understanding to settle the subprime-related securities class action lawsuits pending against the company and certain of its directors and officers for a payment of $27.1 million...

1st Circuit Affirms In Part, Reverses In Part Nomura Subprime Securities Suit Dismissal

As a result of the First Circuit's January 20, 2011 opinion, the plaintiffs in the Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation mortgage-backed securities lawsuit have managed to revive a slender portion of their case, albeit on a rather precarious basis. The First Circuit otherwise affirmed the lower court's...

FDIC Sues 3 Former Top Executives Of Failed WaMu

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal bank regulators have sued three former top executives of Washington Mutual, the biggest U.S. bank ever to fail, accusing them of negligence in allowing risky mortgage lending. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. filed the civil lawsuit Wednesday against former WaMu CEO...

Wachovia, KPMG Reach $627 Million Settlement With Investors

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) In what Wachovia Corp. shareholders' attorneys are calling the single-largest recovery for claims brought "solely pursuant to" the Securities Act of 1933, the shareholders, Wachovia, certain of its affiliates and former officers and directors and outside auditor...

Wachovia, KPMG Reach $627 Million Settlement With Investors

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) In what Wachovia Corp. shareholders' attorneys are calling the single-largest recovery for claims brought "solely pursuant to" the Securities Act of 1933, the shareholders, Wachovia, certain of its affiliates and former officers and directors and outside auditor...

Former Colonial Bank Executives Agree To Settle Class Action Lawsuit For $10.5 Million

In a settlement that apparently will be funded entirely by D&O insurance, the plaintiffs and 23 former executives of the failed Colonial Bank of Montgomery, Alabama have agreed to settle the class action securities lawsuit that investors filed in connection with the bank's 2009 collapse, for...

Parties To Consolidated MBIA Subprime Securities Action Agree To Settle For $68 Million

According to papers filed on September 6, 2008, the parties to the consolidated MBIA securities action pending in the Southern District of New York have agreed to settle the lawsuit for $68 million. The settlement is subject to court approval. As noted below, the settlement has some interesting features...

E*TRADE Announces $79 Million Settlement Of Subprime Claims In Securities Lawsuit

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) E*TRADE Financial Corp. has agreed to a $79 million settlement with investors to settle claims that it misrepresented the risk associated with its investment in subprime mortgage-backed securities in violation of federal securities laws, according to a Securities and Exchange...

Lead Plaintiffs In Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Goldman Sachs Agree To Settlement

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Lead plaintiffs in a securities class action lawsuit against Goldman Sachs & Co. Inc., certain of its subsidiaries and officers and directors and three ratings agencies have agreed to settle their claims against the defendants, according to a letter sent July 18 to the federal...