Category Archives: merger

Pfaelzer Dismissal of Bank of America from Countrywide Suit Throws Investors for a Loop

Is Bank of America on the hook for Countrywide’s liabilities for defective loans?  Depends on which judge you ask. With the recent decision by Judge Mariana Pfaelzer to dismiss BofA as a defendant in the case of Maine State Retirement … Continue reading

Posted in acquisitions, allocation of loss, appeals, balance sheets, banks, BofA, Countrywide, investors, jurisdiction, lawsuits, lenders, liabilities, liquidity, litigation, MBIA, merger, monoline actions, motions to dismiss, private label MBS, responsibility, securities fraud, subprime, successor liability, vicarious liability | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

BofA and Countrywide Appeal Order Allowing MBIA Vicarious Liability Claim To Proceed

In a move that could have dramatic consequences for the financial stability of Bank of America (BofA), a New York state court judge has held that monoline bond insurer MBIA can go forward with claims that BofA be held vicariously … Continue reading

Posted in Attorneys General, BofA, bondholder actions, Countrywide, Greenwich Financial Services, loan files, merger, mortgage insurers, predatory lending, settlements, successor liability, vicarious liability, William Frey | 10 Comments