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BlackRock Attorney to Face Stiffer Challenges to Next Set of MBS Settlements

(Updated version, including new 6th paragraph on subsequent announcement of larger probe into Morgan Stanley bonds) Having received copious kudos for engineering an $8.5 billion investor settlement with Bank of America over soured Countrywide residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS), “pitbull” … Continue reading

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MBS Lawsuit Drivers Part II: Two More Reasons Why MBS Cases Should Jump in 2011


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by Josh Silverman, guest blogger Mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”) litigation should expand this year, as Isaac Gradman correctly pointed out on The Subprime Shakeout in his Top 5 Reasons That MBS Lawsuits Are Just Beginning.   The sheer number of lawsuits continues … 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

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MBIA Sampling Order Signals Shorter Path to RMBS Putbacks


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The news gets worse for Bank of America.  Not only will it have to eat massive numbers of Countrywide-originated loans, but the bank may have to complete repurchases sooner than previously thought.  Judge Eileen Bransten’s long-awaited evidentiary ruling in the … Continue reading

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