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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

Puerto Rican Bank Settles Subprime-Related Securities Suit
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

According to Popular, Inc.'s January 27, 2011 press release ( here ), the Puerto Rican bank holding company has reached an agreement in principle to settle the subprime related securities lawsuit pending against the company, as well as in the related... Read More

Exploring The Securities Exceptions To CAFA Jurisdiction
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by Georgene M. Vairo

Greenwich Fin. Servs. Distressed Mortgage Fund 3 LLC v. Countrywide Fin. Corp. (603 F.3d 23, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 8088 [2d Cir. Apr. 20, 2010]) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case... Read More

Wachovia, KPMG Reach $627 Million Settlement With Investors
Posted on 9 Aug 2011 by Timothy Raub

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... Read More

J.P. Morgan To Pay $153 Million To Settle SEC Lawsuit
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) J.P. Morgan Securities LLC will pay $153.6 million to settle claims brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging that it misled investors "in a complex mortgage securities transaction just as the housing... Read More

Goldman Sachs To Pay $550M To Settle Charges It Misled Subprime Investors
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by Dylan McGuire

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,... Read More

Kevin LaCroix: Catching Up On Rulings In Key Subprime-Related Securities Lawsuits
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Over the last few days, there have been a series of rulings in high-profile lawsuits arising out of the subprime meltdown and credit crisis. As discussed below, just in the past week there were dismissal motion rulings in cases involving Freddie Mac,... Read More

Regulator Sues Goldman Sachs Over Risky Mortgages
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The U.S. regulator of credit unions on Tuesday sued Goldman Sachs & Co. for more than $491 million in damages over losses incurred by two failed credit unions that purchased mortgage-backed securities underwritten by the investment... Read More

AIG Sues Bank Of America For $10 Billion Over Mortgages
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) More trouble piled up for Bank of America Corp. on Monday, as American International Group Inc. sued it for more than $10 billion, saying the bank cheated it by selling residential mortgage-backed securities that were overvalued. The suit... Read More