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Court Rejects Rating Agencies' Argument that Credit Crisis Alone Caused Investor Losses

In a April 26, 2010 opinion ( here ) that could have significant implications for motions to dismiss in the many subprime-related securities actions pending against the rating agencies, Southern District of New York Judge Schira Scheindlin rejected the arguments of Moody's and S&P that the...

Dismissal Motion Denied in Massive Citigroup Subprime-Related Bondholder Action

On July 12, 2010, in one of the more high-profile investor actions filed as part of the subprime securities litigation wave, Southern District of New York Judge Sidney Stein substantially denied in part the defendants' motions to dismiss in the Citigroup Bond Litigation. A copy of the opinion...

UBS Will Take No Action Against Former Company Officials and Other Web Notes

In a public report that makes for some interesting reading, UBS on October 14, 2010 released a statement disclosing that though its own investigation had concluded that "what happened should not have been allowed to happen," the company will take no legal action against its former directors...

Subprime Securities Suit Against Toll Brothers Settles for $25 Million

In a resolution of one of the longest running subprime-related securities class action lawsuits, the parties to the Toll Brothers subprime securities suit have agreed to settle the case for $25 million. The parties' stipulation of settlement filed on October 28, 2010 can be found here . The...

Schwab Withdraws from Subprime Securities Suit Settlement

There is a reason that when class action settlements are announced, they are described as preliminary and subject to final approval - sometimes the settlements fall apart before the case is finally put to rest. That appears be what has happened with the Schwab YieldPlus subprime-related securities...

Citigroup Subprime Securities Suit Narrowed, "Principal" CDO Claims Survive

In a November 9, 2010 order ( here ) in the Citigroup subprime-related securities suit, Southern District of New York Judge Sidney Stein dismissed a host of allegations and a number of individual defendants. However, Judge Stein denied the motion to dismiss as to plaintiffs' claims regarding...

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,...

Barclays' Subprime Related Securities Suit Dismissed

In a January 5, 2011 order, Southern District of New York Judge Paul Crotty granted the defendants' motions to dismiss the consolidated Barclays Bank subprime-related securities class action lawsuit. A copy of Judge Crotty's order can be found here . Although Judge Crotty's order is...

Subprime and Credit-Crisis Related Securities Cases: The Latest Status

The first subprime-related securities class action lawsuit was filed in February 2007, and so the subprime and credit crisis-related litigation wave will soon enter its fifth year. With the anniversary date just ahead, it seems like an appropriate time to step back for an updated interim status update...

First Circuit Affirms in Part, Reverses in Part Nomura Subprime Securities Suit Dismissal

As a result of the First Circuit's January 20, 2011 opinion, the plaintiffs in the Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation mortgage-backed securities lawsuit have managed to revive a slender portion of their case, albeit on a rather precarious basis. The First Circuit otherwise affirmed the lower...

Puerto Rican Bank Settles Subprime-Related Securities Suit

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 ERISA lawsuit. The securities suit has settled...

Credit Suisse Subprime Securities Suit Settled for $70 Million

In resolution of a securities case that at one time had actually been dismissed and that even after being revived was substantially narrowed based on the U.S. Supreme Court's Morrison decision, the parties to the Credit Suisse subprime-related securities class action lawsuit have reached a settlement...

Catching Up on Rulings in Key Subprime-Related Securities Cases

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, Wachovia/Wells Fargo, and AIG. Though some or...

Fifth Third Bancorp Agrees to Pay $16M to Settle Federal Securities Law Claims

CINCINNATI - (Mealey's) Fifth Third Bancorp and a number of other defendants agreed to pay $16 million to settle claims that Fifth Third misrepresented its involvement in the subprime securities market in violation of federal securities laws, according to documents filed April 16 in Ohio federal...