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$8.5 Billion BofA Settlement of Countrywide Trusts Raises Questions for Investors on Sidelines


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As more details emerge about Bank of America’s proposed $8.5 billion settlement with Kathy Patrick’s bondholder group and Bank of New York Mellon (“BoNY”) as Trustee, the deal looks even worse for Countrywide RMBS investors.  Now, it is apparent that … 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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