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Jury Returns Plaintiffs' Verdict in the BankAtlantic Credit Crisis-Related Securities Suit

In the first securities class action jury verdict to arise out the credit crisis, on Thursday November 18, 2010, the jury in the BankAtlantic securities lawsuit in federal court in Miami returned a verdict in the plaintiffs' favor, finding seven of the statements at issue to have been false, and...

Bank of America to Pay $9.3B to Settle FHFA Securities Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Bank of America Corp. on Wednesday agreed to pay $9.3 billion to settle claims in four separate lawsuits that it, as well as Merrill Lynch & Co. and Countrywide Financial Corp., sold toxic, private-label, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) to Fannie...