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The Countrywide Settlement: Significant Questions

On the eve of trial the SEC settled one of its most significant market crisis cases, SEC v. Mozilo , Case No. CV 09-03994 (C.D. Cal. Filed June 4, 2009). The case is significant because it is one of the few which pierces to the sub-prime center of the market crisis and names senior executives as...

Countrywide MBS Securities Suit Settles for $500 Million

In what is the largest settlement so far of an mortgage-backed securities class action lawsuit filed as part of the subprime and credit-crisis securities litigation wave, the parties to the consolidated Countrywide mortgage-backed securities suit pending in the Central District of California have...

Countrywide Reaches $500M Settlement in Mortgage-Backed Securities Class Actions

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) Countrywide Financial Corp. will pay $500 million to shareholders in three related securities class action lawsuits to settle claims that it misrepresented the investment quality of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in what is being called the largest-ever MBS class action...