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Bank Of America To Set Aside $14 Billion To Settle RMBS Claims
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Timothy Raub

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... Read More

California High Court: Unpaid Wage Penalties Not Recoverable Under Section 17200
Posted on 18 Nov 2010 by Bryan Redding

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled Nov. 18 that statutory penalties for unpaid wages are not recoverable as restitution under the state's unfair competition law (UCL), Business and Professions Code Section... Read More

$2.43 Billion BofA/ Merrill Lynch Merger Results In Largest Credit-Crisis Class Action Settlement
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by Kevin M. LaCroix

In what is by far the largest settlement of a credit crisis-related securities class action lawsuit, Bank of America has agreed to pay $2.43 billion to settle the suit filed against the company and certain of its directors and officers in connection with... Read More

Dewey & LeBoeuf Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Joan Grossman

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 28 in New York, listing between $100 million and $500 million in liabilities ( In re: Dewey & LeBoeuf , No. 12-12321, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.... Read More

Renewed Dismissal Motions In Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Litigation Denied In Part, Granted In Part
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

The facts and circumstances surrounding Bank of America's credit crisis-induced acquisition of Merrill Lynch remain among the highest profile and most controversial events during the global financial crisis. In a July 29, 2011 opinion ( here ), Southern... Read More

Bank Of America To Pay $2.43 Billion To Settle Securities Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Oct 2012 by Timothy Raub

NEW YORK - In what is being called the largest settlement of a credit-crisis-related securities class action lawsuit, Bank of America Corp. (BoA) has agreed to a $2.43 billion settlement on claims that it and certain of its executive officers and directors... Read More

Williams Mullen - McCravy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.: Recognizing A Broader Scope for ERISA's Equitable Remedies
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw The Fourth Circuit has reversed an earlier position and now recognizes a broader scope for equitable remedies available to ERISA plaintiffs following the U. S. Supreme Court's decision in CIGNA Corp. v. Amara... Read More

Thoughts About WikiLeaks And Executive Liability
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Though it quickly recovered, Bank of America's share price declined earlier this week on speculation that the company is the bank whose internal documents WikiLeaks intends to post on the Internet at some future date. According to news reports , the... Read More

Federal Government, State AGs Reach $25 Billion Agreement With Banks Over Foreclosures
Posted on 9 Feb 2012 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Feb. 9 that the federal government, attorneys general from 49 states and five national banks have reached a $25 billion settlement to resolve issues stemming from the lenders'... Read More

Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Subprime-Related 'Double Derivative' Lawsuits Dismissed
Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

In a March 29, 2011 order ( here ), Southern District of New York Judge Jed Rakoff granted the defendants' motions to dismiss a pair of subprime-related derivative lawsuits that had been brought against certain directors and officers of Merrill Lynch... Read More

Judge Approves $410 Million Settlement In Checking Account Overdraft MDL
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Timothy Raub

MIAMI - (Mealey's) A federal judge in Florida who is overseeing a multidistrict litigation against a number of financial institutions for allegedly engaging in an illegal scheme to resequence checking account transactions in an effort to maximize... Read More

Final Approval Of $2.4Billion Settlement Granted In Bank Of America Securities Suit
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Timothy Raub

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A federal judge in New York on April 5 granted final approval of a $2.4 billion settlement between shareholders and Bank of America Corp. (BoA) to settle claims that it and certain of its executive officers and directors misrepresented... Read More

SEC Reaches $137M Settlement With Bank Of America Subsidiary In Municipal Bond Investigation
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A former subsidiary of Bank of America Corp. that is now part of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith LLP on Dec. 7 agreed to a $137 million settlement of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into allegations... Read More

Bank of America To Pay $1.7 Billion To Settle Mortgage-Backed Securities Claims
Posted on 7 May 2013 by Timothy Raub

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Bank of America Corp. (BoA) will pay nearly $1.7 billion to MBIA Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries to settle claims in New York State court that BoA misrepresented the investment quality of and risk associated with certain... Read More

U.S. Government Hits Bank Of America With $1 Billion Lawsuit Over Lending Program
Posted on 24 Oct 2012 by Timothy Raub

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The U.S. government on Oct. 24 filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Bank of America Corp., as successor for Countrywide Financial Corp., alleging that Countrywide violated provisions of the False Claims Act by engaging in a scheme... Read More