Category Archives: Trustees

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

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The Top 5 RMBS Cases to Watch this Summer: No. 1 – MBIA v. Countrywide, BofA

After a week-long build-up (I’m sure the suspense is killing you), we’ve reached the No. 1 case in our countdown of RMBS Cases to Watch this Summer.  You may wish to catch up with parts I, II, III, and IV, … Continue reading

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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

The Top 5 RMBS Cases to Watch this Summer: No. 3 – ABN AMRO Bank v. Dinallo (Article 78)

My Top 5 RMBS Cases to Watch series began earlier this week with a look at a long-running lawsuit by bond insurer Syncora against EMC and a novel investor lawsuit against Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, both of … Continue reading

Posted in accounting, Alison Frankel, allocation of loss, appeals, Bank of New York, banks, bench trials, BlackRock, BofA, CDSs, conflicts of interest, contract rights, counterparty risk, Countrywide, Judge Barbara Kapnick, Judge Eileen Bransten, Judicial Opinions, lawsuits, MBIA, MBS, media coverage, monoline actions, monolines, putbacks, Regulators, rep and warranty, repurchase, RMBS, securitization, settlements, Trustees, valuation | 9 Comments

The Top 5 RMBS Cases to Watch this Summer: No. 4 – Retirement Board v. Bank of New York Mellon

Yesterday, I kicked off a countdown of the top 5 RMBS cases to watch this summer with a post about Syncora v. EMC and the impending summary judgment decision on loss causation.  Today, I’d like to talk about another case … Continue reading

Posted in allocation of loss, appeals, Attorneys General, Bank of New York, bondholder actions, chain of title, Complaints, contract rights, costs of the crisis, fiduciary duties, improper documentation, investors, Judge William Pauley, Judicial Opinions, lawsuits, liabilities, litigation, litigation costs, MBS, motions to dismiss, pooling agreements, private label MBS, procedural hurdles, putbacks, responsibility, RMBS, SEC, securitization, TIA, Trustees | 8 Comments