Category Archives: CDOs

MBIA on Winning Streak Heading into Trial on Restructuring Challenge

Monoline insurer MBIA, the most influential plaintiff in mortgage crisis litigation, has been on a roll lately in its lawsuits against Bank of America and other institutions over issues stemming from the subprime meltdown.  But MBIA will face its stiffest … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Frankel, allocation of loss, appeals, bailout, Bank of New York, banks, bench trials, BofA, bondholder actions, CDOs, contract rights, costs of the crisis, Countrywide, damages, discovery, global settlement, Government bailout, investors, Judge Barbara Kapnick, Judge Eileen Bransten, Judicial Opinions, lawsuits, liabilities, litigation, loss causation, MBIA, MBS, media coverage, monoline actions, monolines, private label MBS, putbacks, Regulators, rep and warranty, reserve reporting, responsibility, RMBS, settlements, statistical sampling, subprime, successor liability, The Subprime Shakeout, Trustees | 6 Comments

Rakoff’s Rejection of SEC Settlement with Citi Sends Stern Message to Wall Street’s Primary Regulator

Two days after the release of one of the most scathing judicial opinions in recent memory, the importance of federal Judge Jed Rakoff’s rejection of the SEC’s $285 million settlement with Citigroup is just beginning to sink in.  In just … Continue reading

Posted in abacus, banks, CDOs, Citigroup, Complaints, consitutionality, costs of the crisis, damages, Goldman Sachs, investigations, investors, JPMorgan, Judge Jed Rakoff, Judicial Opinions, lawsuits, liabilities, litigation, media coverage, negligence and recklessness, oversight, Paulson and Co., probes, regulation, Regulators, SEC, securities laws, settlements, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in AIG, Attorneys General, Bank of New York, banks, BofA, bondholder actions, CDOs, class actions, Complaints, contract rights, costs of the crisis, Credit Unions, damages, Deutsche Bank, Fannie Mae, FHFA, Freddie Mac, global settlement, Goldman Sachs, investigations, investors, JPMorgan, lawsuits, litigation, loss causation, MBS, misrespresentation, mortgage market, motions to dismiss, NCUA, Paulson and Co., private label MBS, probes, procedural hurdles, research, reserve reporting, responsibility, RMBS, SEC, securities fraud, securitization, settlements, sophistication, standing, subpoenas, subprime, too big to fail, Treasury, Trustees, Uncategorized, Wall St. | 2 Comments

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