Category Archives: broader credit crisis

Originator Business Models Led Inevitably to Housing Crash

by Steve Ruterman, guest blogger It has been four years since the onset of the epic economic and capital markets fiasco known as the housing crash, and this crisis is far from over.  Because the housing and mortgage finance industries … 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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Navigant Publishes Press Release on Subprime Litigation Study

Navigant Consulting has put out a press release with respect to its latest study, entitled Third Quarter 2008 Update: Breaking New Ground, which details the unprecedented rise in subprime mortgage-related litigation. Besides the eye-popping statistics showing the exponential rise in … Continue reading

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Newest Navigant Study Released: Shows Unprecedented Volume of Credit Crisis Litigation

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI), a global consulting firm that releases quarterly reports on subprime mortgage and related case filings in the federal courts, released their newest study today, and the results are staggering (see MSN Money article here). The report, … Continue reading

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AMBAC Sues Bear Stearns Subsidiary For Shoddy Underwriting

Mortgage insurance company Ambac Assurance Corp. has become the latest plaintiff to bring a lawsuit against a mortgage originator for improper underwriting, suing Bear Stearns subsidiary EMC Mortgage Corp. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of … Continue reading

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