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RMBS Legal Roundup: The Top Five Developments You Might Have Missed While Obsessing Over the BoNY/BofA Settlement


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With interesting developments occurring almost daily in the proposed Bofa/Countrywide settlement with Bank of New York, it has been hard to focus on anything else.  Indeed, since the last time I posted on the settlement (discussing New York AG Eric … Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons that MBS Lawsuits Are Just Beginning

After a few quiet months in the world of mortgage crisis litigation, we have seen a flurry of activity over the last six weeks that should put to rest speculation that mortgage derivative lawsuits are winding down.  To recap these … Continue reading

Posted in AIG, allocation of loss, Allstate, Ambac, bailout, banks, BofA, bondholder actions, broader credit crisis, CDOs, CDSs, Complaints, contract rights, Countrywide, Deutsche Bank, discovery, emc, Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, incentives, investigations, investors, irresponsible lending, lawsuits, lenders, liabilities, litigation, loss estimates, MBIA, MBS, misrespresentation, monoline actions, mortgage fraud, mortgage insurers, negligence and recklessness, pooling agreements, private label MBS, putbacks, quinn emanuel, rep and warranty, repurchase, SEC, securities, securities fraud, securitization, settlements, sole remedy, statistical sampling, subprime, Uncategorized, waiver of rights to sue, Wall St. | 23 Comments

New York Fed Throws Weight Behind Mortgage Buy Backs


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As reported in Bloomberg, the Federal Bank of New York has announced that it is involved in “multiple efforts” to exercise its rights with respect to its holdings in faulty mortgages an other assets acquired through the bailouts of Bear … Continue reading

Posted in AIG, Bear Stearns, BlackRock, CDOs, Fannie Mae, Federal Reserve, Freddie Mac, freeriders, global settlement, incentives, Investor Syndicate, loan files, MBS, rep and warranty, repurchase, SEC | 1 Comment

Say It Ain’t So: SEC Charges "Shoeless" Goldman Sachs With Setting Up CDO To Fail


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In a move that represents a significant and unexpected expansion in U.S. regulators’ efforts to crack down on Wall Street, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has charged Goldman Sachs, Wall Street’s most powerful bank, with fraud over its marketing … Continue reading

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Countrywide Complaint Against A.I.G. Subsidiary United Guaranty Now Available


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Earlier this week, I posted the complaint filed by A.I.G. subsidiary United Guaranty Mortgage Indemnity Co. (UG) in federal court in Los Angeles. The Subprime Shakeout has now obtained the complaint that started this battle of mortgage industry titans, filed … Continue reading

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