Category Archives: too big to fail

Investor End Games: All Is Not Well in the Garden

“As long as the roots are not severed, all is well.  And all will be well in the garden.” – Chance the Gardener, Being There (1979) With Judge Barbara Kapnick announcing earlier this month that the approval hearing in Bank … Continue reading

Posted in AIG, allocation of loss, ASF, Attorneys General, Bank of New York, banks, BlackRock, Bloomberg, BofA, bondholder actions, causes of the crisis, conflicts of interest, consitutionality, contract rights, costs of the crisis, Countrywide, damages, Deutsche Bank, discovery, eminent domain, fiduciary duties, foreclosure crisis, fraud, global settlement, Grais and Ellsworth, impact of the crisis, incentives, investors, irresponsible lending, Judge Barbara Kapnick, Judge Eileen Bransten, junior liens, Kathy Patrick, lawsuits, lenders, lending guidelines, liabilities, LIBOR manipulation, liquidity, litigation, litigation costs, lobbying, MBIA, MBS, misrespresentation, monoline actions, monolines, mortgage fraud, mortgage insurers, mortgage market, negative equity, Neil Barofsky, private label MBS, procedural hurdles, putbacks, recession, rep and warranty, repurchase, Residential Capital, responsibility, restructuring, RMBS, securities, securitization, sellers and sponsors, settlements, standing, statistical sampling, statutes of limitations, successor liability, summary judgment, The Subprime Shakeout, too big to fail, toxic assets, Treasury, Trustees, underwriting guidelines, underwriting practices, US Bank, vicarious liability, waiver of rights to sue, Wall St., Walnut Place, Way Too Big to Fail, Wells Fargo, William Frey | 2 Comments

The Top 5 RMBS Cases to Watch this Summer: No. 2 – In re the Application of Bank of New York Mellon

This is the fourth installment in my countdown of the Top 5 RMBS Cases to Watch this Summer.  Click on the following links to read parts I, II, and III.  Today, we address a case that is anything but typical, … Continue reading

Posted in accounting, allocation of loss, Attorneys General, Bank of New York, banks, BofA, bondholder actions, conflicts of interest, contract rights, damages, discovery, Freddie Mac, global settlement, improper documentation, investors, Judge Barbara Kapnick, Judge William Pauley, Judicial Opinions, lawsuits, lending guidelines, liabilities, litigation, loan files, loss causation, MBIA, MBS, pooling agreements, private label MBS, putbacks, rep and warranty, repurchase, RMBS, securities, securitization, sellers and sponsors, settlements, timeline, too big to fail, Trustees, underwriting guidelines | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Way Too Big to Fail Goes to Washington (Book Tour Day 3)

After a hiatus over the holidays, I return with Part IV of this five-part series on my experiences during a recent book tour to promote the release of Way Too Big to Fail: How Government and Private Industry Can Build … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Levitin, bailout, balance sheets, banks, BofA, book tour, chain of title, Citigroup, conflicts of interest, Congress, foreclosure crisis, Government bailout, improper documentation, legislation, lobbying, MBS, mortgage market, negligence and recklessness, pooling agreements, regulation, Regulators, RMBS, robo-signers, Senate staffers, Servicer Safe Harbor, Timothy Geithner, too big to fail, Treasury, Way Too Big to Fail, William Frey | Leave a comment

Book Tour Day 1: Pessimism, Hope and Note Cards


Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_share_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1784

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_share_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1785

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1937

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1938

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1856

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1857

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_share_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1784

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_share_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1785

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1937

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1938

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1856

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1857

My first day in New York City to promote the release of Way Too Big to Fail was a whirlwind, as expected.  I arrived into JFK at 6:00 AM and headed into Manhattan for my first stop at the Cornell … Continue reading

Posted in Attorneys General, bailout, Dan Rather, due diligence firms, Government bailout, hedge funds, mortgage market, Neil Barofsky, putbacks, re-underwriting, Regulators, RMBS, securities, securities laws, securitization, TARP, The Subprime Shakeout, Timothy Geithner, too big to fail, Treasury, Wall St., Way Too Big to Fail, William Frey | Leave a comment

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


Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_share_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1784

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_share_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1785

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1937

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1938

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1856

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1857

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_share_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1784

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_share_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1785

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1937

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1938

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_post' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1856

Warning: Illegal string offset 'wordbooker_like_button_page' in /nfs/c07/h01/mnt/112606/domains/subprimeshakeout.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wordbooker/wordbooker.php on line 1857

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