Bank Of America To Set Aside $14 Billion To Settle RMBS Claims

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - (Mealey's) Bank of America Corp. will pay $8.5 billion to settle claims regarding "nearly all of the legacy Countrywide-issued first-lien residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) repurchase exposure, representing 530 trusts with original principal balance of $424 billion...

J.P. Morgan Securities Agrees To $228 Million Settlement In Muni Bond Reinvestment Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (JPMS) has agreed to pay $228 million to settle charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other state and federal authorities in connection with its fraudulent rigging of at least 93 municipal bond reinvestment transactions...

$1 Billion Settlement Reached With 2nd-Largest Madoff Feeder Fund

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Liquidation trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) Irving H. Picard and 30 investment funds and affiliates of money management company Tremont Group Holdings Inc. have agreed to settle claims associated with the defendants' participation in Madoff's...

Cornerstone Report Says Securities Class Actions Filed In First Half Increased Compared To First Half of 2010

The number federal securities class action suits filed in the first half of 2011 decreased compared to the second half of 2010. At the same time however the number of cases filed increased compared to the first half of 2010, according to a new report by Cornerstone Research ( here ). For the first half...

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...