Category Archives: loss estimates

Monoline End Games: String of Legal Wins Will Snowball Until Settlement

Last week, I wrote about a few developments that should boost RMBS litigation recoveries, especially for bond insurers – Judge Crotty’s summary judgment decision in Syncora v. EMC (JPMorgan) and Syncora’s subsequent settlement with BofA, resolving all of the parties’ … Continue reading

Posted in allocation of loss, banks, BofA, contract rights, Countrywide, damages, emc, fraud, global settlement, irresponsible lending, JPMorgan, Judge Eileen Bransten, Judge Paul Crotty, Judicial Opinions, junior liens, jury trials, lawsuits, lenders, liabilities, litigation, litigation costs, loss causation, loss estimates, MBIA, MBS, misrespresentation, monoline actions, monolines, mortgage insurers, O'Melveny & Myers, private label MBS, putbacks, rep and warranty, repurchase, RMBS, securitization, settlements, successor liability, summary judgment | 6 Comments

Federal Judge Refuses to Narrow Mortgage Putback Claims, Paving Way for Lender Repurchase Liability

It has been just over a month since I published my series on the Top 5 RMBS Cases to Watch this Summer.  In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of my top five cases: No. 5 – Syncora … Continue reading

Posted in allocation of loss, Ambac, Bank of New York, banks, bondholder actions, contract rights, costs of the crisis, Countrywide, damages, emc, global catastrophe defense, incentives, Investor Syndicate, investors, Judge Eileen Bransten, Judge Paul Crotty, Judicial Opinions, lawsuits, lenders, liabilities, litigation, loss causation, loss estimates, MBIA, MBS, monoline actions, monolines, pooling agreements, private label MBS, public perceptions, putbacks, rep and warranty, repurchase, rescission, responsibility, RMBS, securitization, settlements, statutes of limitations, subprime, summary judgment, underwriting guidelines, underwriting practices | Tagged | 4 Comments

The Top 5 RMBS Cases to Watch this Summer: No. 5 – Syncora v. EMC

As summer approaches and the weather turns warmer, RMBS litigation is also heating up, generating long-awaited precedent that will dictate how mortgage losses are likely to be allocated by the courts.  In order to keep my readers apprised on what … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Frankel, allocation of loss, Bank of New York, banks, Bear Stearns, broader credit crisis, contract rights, costs of the crisis, Countrywide, emc, investors, JPMorgan, Judge Eileen Bransten, Judge Paul Crotty, Judicial Opinions, lawsuits, lending guidelines, liabilities, litigation, loss causation, loss estimates, monoline actions, monolines, mortgage market, private label MBS, putbacks, rep and warranty, repurchase, responsibility, RMBS, subprime, The Subprime Shakeout, Trustees, underwriting guidelines, underwriting practices | 12 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Determines BofA $8.5 bn Settlement Belongs in Federal Court


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Though Bank of America (BofA) has taken its share of lumps over the past six months, this may be the one that leaves the biggest mark.  In an opinion issued today in the Southern District of New York (available here … Continue reading

Posted in Bank of New York, banks, BofA, bondholder actions, class actions, conflicts of interest, contract rights, Countrywide, damages, fiduciary duties, global settlement, Grais and Ellsworth, Greenwich Financial Services, investors, lawsuits, litigation, loss estimates, MBS, pooling agreements, private label MBS, putbacks, remand, removability, repurchase, RMBS, securities, securities laws, securitization, settlements, The Subprime Shakeout, Trustees, Uncategorized, William Frey | 4 Comments

The Government Giveth and It Taketh Away: The Significance of the Game Changing FHFA Lawsuits


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It is no stretch to say that Friday, September 2 was the most significant day for mortgage crisis litigation since the onset of the crisis in 2007.  That Friday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as conservator for Fannie Mae … Continue reading

Posted in acquisitions, Ambac, bailout, banks, Bear Stearns, BofA, bondholder actions, Complaints, contract rights, Countrywide, damages, Deutsche Bank, emc, Fannie Mae, Federal Home Loan Banks, FHFA, Freddie Mac, freeriders, Goldman Sachs, Government bailout, investors, irresponsible lending, JPMorgan, jury trials, lawsuits, lending guidelines, liabilities, litigation, litigation costs, loan files, loss causation, loss estimates, LTV, MBS, media coverage, Merrill Lynch, misrespresentation, monoline actions, mortgage fraud, motions to dismiss, negligence and recklessness, private label MBS, procedural hurdles, putbacks, quinn emanuel, ratings agencies, rep and warranty, repurchase, RMBS, securities, securities laws, securitization, shareholder lawsuits, sole remedy, sophistication, stability, standing, statistical sampling, statutes of limitations, subpoenas, successor liability, too big to fail, Trustees, underwriting practices, Wall St., WaMu | 6 Comments