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Countrywide Agrees To Pay $335 Million To Settle Government's Discriminatory Lending Claims
Posted on 23 Dec 2011 by Shane Dilworth

LOS ANGELES - Countrywide Financial Corp. has agreed to pay $335 million to settle claims by the U.S. government that the lender and its subsidiaries engaged in discriminatory lending practices by steering African-American and Hispanic borrowers toward... 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

Massachusetts Attorney General Reaches $102 Million Settlement With Morgan Stanley
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Timothy Raub

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... 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

Countrywide Agrees To Pay $600M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Goldman Sachs Discloses Shareholder Lawsuits
Posted on 4 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(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... Read More

Citigroup Paying $75 Million To Settle Civil Charges
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Hagens Berman Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Bank Of America
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More