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California Settles Lawsuit Against Countrywide Executives
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The state of California has reached a settlement in a predatory lending lawsuit against former executives at Countrywide Financial Corp. that will pour $6.5 million into a fund to help foreclosed homeowners. The state had sued Countrywide... Read More

Saudi Firm Sues American Over Alleged $10 Billion Fraud
Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A Saudi Arabian company is suing the former chief executive of a collapsed Mideast bank for $9.2 billion, alleging he helped stage one of the largest global fraud schemes in history. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court Monday... Read More

FDIC Sues 4 Former IndyMac Executives
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Bank regulators have accused four former executives of failed IndyMac Bank of negligence in making loans to homebuilders and are seeking a total $300 million in damages. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which took over California... Read More

Wells Fargo To Pay Citi $100M To Settle Wachovia Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to pay $100 million to Citigroup Inc. to settle a dispute related to its acquisition of Wachovia Corp. in October 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. Wachovia was teetering on the brink of collapse... Read More

Judge: Resort Lawsuit Can Go On, But No RICO Claim
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BILLINGS, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Idaho ruled that Credit Suisse can be sued by property owners over loans the international banking giant made to luxury resorts that went broke. The judge also dismissed a racketeering claim against Credit Suisse... 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

Fulbright Alert: Section 8(B) Of RESPA Requires 'Split' Of A Fee Between 2 Or More Persons
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

The United States Supreme Court issued a significant opinion for the residential mortgage industry in Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc. , No. 10-1042 (May 24, 2012). The Supreme Court ruled that to recover under Section 8(b) of the Real Estate Settlement... Read More

FTC Settles $108M Lawsuit With Countrywide Mortgage Loan Services
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In what the Federal Trade Commission is calling one of the "largest judgments imposed in an FTC case, and the largest mortgage servicing case," two Countrywide mortgage servicing companies will pay $108 million... Read More

Jury Enters $168.8 Million Verdict Against Former IndyMac Executives
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by Michael J. Lello

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A jury in a California federal court on Dec. 7 entered a $168.8 million verdict against three former officers of the failed IndyMac Bank F.S.B., finding that the individuals had been negligent and breached their fiduciary... Read More