Category Archives: rescission

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

MBIA Celebrates Bransten Decision on Loss Causation; Bondholders Still Looking for Guidance

As loyal readers will recall, I laid it on the line a few weeks back and predicted that MBIA would win its loss causation argument against Countrywide/BofA, making the nation’s largest bank wish it had settled this bellwether piece of … Continue reading

Posted in appeals, banks, BofA, bondholder actions, broader credit crisis, causes of the crisis, contract rights, damages, investors, Judge Jed Rakoff, Judicial Opinions, lawsuits, liabilities, litigation, loss causation, MBIA, MBS, misrespresentation, monoline actions, monolines, pooling agreements, private label MBS, putbacks, rep and warranty, repurchase, rescission, RMBS, securitization, statistical sampling, The Subprime Shakeout | 5 Comments

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Sues Over RMBS Losses As Investor Actions Build Steam


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One month ago, with the filing by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle of eleven lawsuits against the major Wall Street creators of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), I speculated that the floodgates of investor litigation may finally be swinging … Continue reading

Posted in bondholder actions, Complaints, Federal Home Loan Banks, Grais and Ellsworth, incentives, investors, lawsuits, rescission, RMBS, securities, securitization, servicers, Wall St. | 7 Comments

Seventh Circuit Disallows Class Actions for TILA Violations


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In August, I wrote about a major Seventh Circuit ruling on the way that could open the doors for borrowers to file class actions against mortgage lenders to rescind their loans. On September 24, the Seventh Circuit issued its ruling, … Continue reading

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