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Way Too Big to Fail Goes to Washington (Book Tour Day 3)

After a hiatus over the holidays, I return with Part IV of this five-part series on my experiences during a recent book tour to promote the release of Way Too Big to Fail: How Government and Private Industry Can Build … Continue reading

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Breaking News: BofA Close to Reaching $8.5 bn Settlement with BlackRock, PIMCO (100th Post)


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As part of the Subprime Shakeout’s 100th Post (woo-hoo!), I bring you an analysis of some big, breaking news: today, the Wall Street Journal reported that Bank of America was closing in on an agreement with the investor group led … Continue reading

Posted in allocation of loss, balance sheets, banks, BlackRock, BofA, bondholder actions, contract rights, Countrywide, damages, demand letter, Freddie Mac, investors, Kathy Patrick, lawsuits, liabilities, loss estimates, PIMCO, private label MBS, putbacks, RMBS, settlements | 3 Comments

Pfaelzer Dismissal of Bank of America from Countrywide Suit Throws Investors for a Loop


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Is Bank of America on the hook for Countrywide’s liabilities for defective loans?  Depends on which judge you ask. With the recent decision by Judge Mariana Pfaelzer to dismiss BofA as a defendant in the case of Maine State Retirement … Continue reading

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SEC Demands More Disclosure From JP Morgan on Repurchase Liabilities


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By Manal Mehta, Guest Blogger The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently took a much needed step towards improving the transparency of bank balance sheets, particularly when it comes to the adequacy of reserves for mortgage repurchase obligations stemming from … Continue reading

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