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First-Quarter 2012 Mortgage Litigation Index

 

MBS Lawsuits
First-Quarter 2012 Mortgage Litigation Index
Lawsuits related to mortgage-backed securities.

Defendant
Plaintiff
Court
Amount
Overview
Case Title
Case Number
Date Filed Date of Activity Link to Story
EMC Mortgage Syncora Guarantee Inc. Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York $52,000,000 Plaintiff seeks damages, alleging defendant didn’t conduct the promised due diligence and made materially false and misleading representations in order to get the bond insurer to cover the transaction.  Syncora Guarantee Inc. v. EMC Mortgage LLC 650420/2012 na Feb. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services State of Illinois na na Complaint filed. na na 1/25/2012 1/25/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctLawsuitSpIll012512.asp
Wells Fargo Asset Securitization Corp., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Credit Suisse First Boston Securities Corp. The Union Central Life Insurance Co. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York na Settlement reached. The Union Central Life Insurance Company, et al. v. Credit Suisse First Boston Securities Corp., et al. na 4/28/2011 Feb. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/WellsInvestigation050812.asp
American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. Sand Canyon Corp. Supreme Court of the State of New York Complaint filed alleging that defendant violated a cooperation agreement reached in 2008 when Option One’s servicing portfolio was acquired by American Home by providing easy access to file information for parties that are trying to make Sand Canyon repurchase mortgages. Sand Canyon Corporation, Plaintiff, – against – American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., Defendant 650504/2012 2/22/2012 2/22/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
Federal Housing Finance Agency Judicial Watch Inc. U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia na Complaint filed alleging that defendant denied its Freedom of Information Act request for documents from the regulator’s lawsuit against 17 financial institutions.  Judicial Watch Inc., 425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 2004, Plaintiff, v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, 1700 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20552, Defendant 1:12-cv-00346 3/5/2012 3/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
Larry A Goldstone; Clarence G. Simmons III; Jane E. Starrett Securities and Exchange Commission U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico na Complaint filed. Securities and Exchange Commission, Plaintiff, v. Larry A Goldstone, Clarence G. Simmons, III, and Jane E. Starrett, Defendants 12-257 3/13/2012 3/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LawsuitThornburg031312.asp
Galante Holdings, TriMont Real Estate Advisors Angelo, Gordon & Co. NY appeals court $150,000,000 Stay upheld blocking sale of Las Vegas hotel. na na Dec. 2011 2/16/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Joseph Guernsey, Benedict “Gus” Olberding, Melissa Butterworth United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina $760,000 Defendants seek shorter sentences because lender sold fraudulent loan to MBS investors and lost nothing. na na na Feb. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctFraudMbs021912.asp
Kareem Serageldin, David Higgs, Faisal Siddiqii and Salmaan Siddiqui  Securities and Exchange Commission U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 2650000000 Defendants Higgs and Salmaan Siddiqui pleaded guilty.  SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, v. KAREEM SERAGELDIN, DAVID HIGGS, FAISAL SIDDIQll and SALMAAN SIDDIQUI, Defendants 12 CIV 0796 2/1/2012 2/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
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Ace Securities Corp. Phoenix Light SF Ltd. Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York $300,000,000 Complaint filed. Phoenix Light SF Limited, et al, v. Ace Securities Corp., et al 650422/2012 2/14/2012 2/14/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Bank of America Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin na $150,000,000 Subpoena issued to determine “what did the issuers know at the time of the sales and were the assets being priced truthfully.” na na na 2/10/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.aspwww.mortgagedaily.com/SubpoenaBoaMass021112.asp
Bank of America Corp., Blackrock Inc., and trustee Bank of New York Mellon Corp. investors U.S. Appeals Court in Manhattan $8,500,000,000 Defendant asked appeals court to reverse a ruling that moved an MBS lawsuit from a state court in New York to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Bank of New York Mellon v. Walnut Place LLC et al
11-4554 and 11-4571 na 2/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Bank of America, Countrywide  Allstate Corp. U.S. District Court for the Central District of California $700,000,000 Bank of America dismissed from case. na na na 2/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Citigroup Inc. Loreley Financing na $965,000,000 Complaint filed. na na Jan. 2012 Jan. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Countrywide Securities Corp. and Countrywide Financial Corp., Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P. and Bank of America Corp MBIA Insurance Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York $3,000,000,000 Plaintiff requested that judge force defendant to turn over an internal fraud-tracking database so it can prepare for motions for summary judgments. Pre-argument statement filed. MBIA Insurance v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Countrywide Securities Corp. and Countrywide Financial Corp., Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P. and Bank of American Corp 602825-2008E na 2/6/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
EMC Mortgage LLC, Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.,  Assured Guaranty Corp. Supreme Court of the State of New York na Complaint filed. Assured Guaranty Corp., Plaintiffs, – against – EMC Mortgage LLC (formerly know as EMC Mortgage Corporation), Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (formerly known as Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.), and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Defendants Index No. 650805/2012 3/15/2012 3/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
EMC Mortgage LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Ambac Assurance Corp. Supreme Court of the State of New York $1,830,000,000 Complaint filed alleging defendant participated in deception. Ambac Assurance Corporation and the Segretated Account of Ambac Assurance Corporation, Plaintiffs, – against – EMC Mortgage LLC (formerly know as EMC Mortgage Corporation), J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (formerly known as Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.), and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Defendants Index No. 651013/2012 3/30/2012 3/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
Flagstar Bank, FSB Assured Guaranty U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York na Motion for summary judgment denied. Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp. f/k/a Financial Security Assurance Inc., Plaintiff, -v- Flagstar Bank, FSB, Flagstar Capital Markets Corp., and Flagstar ABS LLC, Defendants 1:11-cv-02375-JSR 4/7/2011 2/29/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
Goldman Sachs & Co. Dodona I LLC U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York na Motion to dismiss denied. Dodona I, LLC, Plaintiff, -against- Goldman, Sachs & Co. et al., Defendants 1:10-cv-07497-VM-DCF 9/30/2010 3/21/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi  U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York $698,000,000 Case will move forward as a class action. Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. 09-01110 na Feb. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. – The Goldman Sachs Group Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York na Lawsuit filed. Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP v. The Goldman Sachs Group na 1/27/2012 1/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Greenwich Capital Markets, LaSalle Bank M&T Bank Corp. U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York $500,000 Case dismissed. na na na 2/10/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
HSBC National Credit Union Administration na $5,250,000 Settlement reached. The agreement resolves claims related to the sale of RMBS to five failed wholesale credit unions.  na na na 3/12/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
HSBC NORTH AMERICA HOLDINGS INC., HSBC USA INC., HSBC MARKETS (USA) INC., HSBC BANK USA N.A., HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORP.,HSBC SECURITIES (USA) INC. DEUTSCHE ZENTRAL-GENOSSENSCHAFTSBANK AG, Supreme Court of the State of New York $122,475,000 Plaintiff alleges that the offereings contained material misrepresentations and omissions. DEUTSCHE ZENTRAL-GENOSSENSCHAFTSBANK AG, New York Branch, d/b/a DZ Bank AG, New York Branch, Plaintiff, -against- HSBC NORTH AMERICA HOLDINGS, INC.; HSBC USA INC., HSBC MARKETS (USA) INC., HSBC BANK USA, N.A., HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION, and HSBC SECURITIES (USA) INC.  650303/2012 1/31/2012 1/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
in re Bear Stearns MBS investors U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Motion to dismiss was granted without prejudice “insofar as plaintiffs’ claims are premised on the alleged unreliability of the ratings of securities included in the investment pools.” But the motion to dismiss was denied in all other respects. IN RE BEAR STEARNS MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES LITIGATION Master File No. 08 Civ. 8093 na 3/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Principal Life Insurance Co. Supreme Court of the State of New York $95,467,743 Plaintiff filed suit over losses tied to issuances from the same vintages that were sponsored by EMC Mortgage Corp. and underwritten by Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Principal Life Insurance Co., et al., Plaintiffs, -against- JPMorgan Chase & Co., et al 651017/2012 3/30/2012 3/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and subsidiaries Deutsche Zentral  Supreme Court of the State of New York $401,882,591 Plaintiff seeks judgment. DEUTSCHE ZENTRAL-GENOSSENSCHAFTSBANK AG, et al., Plaintiff, -against- JPMORGAN CHASE & CO., et al., Defendants 650293/2012 1/31/2012 1/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and subsidiaries Deutsche Zentral  Supreme Court of the State of New York $157,966,000 Plaintiff seeks judgment. DEUTSCHE ZENTRAL-GENOSSENSCHAFTSBANK AG, et al., Plaintiff, -against- JPMORGAN CHASE & CO., et al., Defendants 650616/2012 3/31/2012 3/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and subsidiaries Deutsche Zentral  Supreme Court of the State of New York $84,759,000 Plaintiff seeks judgment. DEUTSCHE ZENTRAL-GENOSSENSCHAFTSBANK AG, et al., Plaintiff, -against- JPMORGAN CHASE & CO., et al., Defendants 651021/2012 3/31/2012 3/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bear Stearns & Co. and Washington Mutual Inc. Dexia SA na $1,700,000,000 Complaint filed. Plaintiff claims defendants misled investors. na na 1/19/2012 1/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs012312.asp
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bear Stearns & Co. and Washington Mutual Inc. John Hancock Life Insurance New York state Supreme Court na Complaint filed. John Hancock Life Insurance Co. v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. 650195/2012 1/23/2012 1/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs012312.asp
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORPORATION; J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC, J.P. MORGAN ACCEPTANCE CORP Principal Life Insurance Co. Supreme Court of the State of New York $114,975,720 Plaintiff alleges that misrepresentations were made in offering materials for the 2006 and 2007 issuances by defendant. PRINCIPAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff, -against- JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORPORATION; J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC (f/k/a J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES INC.); and J.P. MORGAN ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION I Defendants 650615/2012 3/1/2012 3/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
Morgan Stanley Bayerische Landesbank Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York $486,000,000 Defendant allegedly provided offering materials that indicated conservative underwriting standards were used. Bayerische Landesbank, New York Branch, Plaintiff, v. Morgan Stanley, et al 650230/2012 1/25/2012 1/25/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Morgan Stanley Dexia SA/NV Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York $680,000,000 Settlement. Dexia SA/NV, et al, v. Morgan Stanley, et al 650231/2012 Jan. 2012 Jan. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Residential Funding Company, LLC Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.  U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts na Motions to dismiss granted “to a modest degree.” MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY v. RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC 11-30035-MAP, No. 11-30039-MAP., 11-30044-MAP, 11-30047-MAP, 11-30048-MAP, 11-30094-MAP, 11-30126-MAP, 11-30127-MAP, 11-30141-MAP na 2/14/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs022012.asp
Robert A. DiGiorgio Securities and Exchange Commission U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida na Count one of the motion to dismiss was denied, but judge granted a dismissal without prejudice on Count II alleging defendant made false statements in the prospectuses. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, v. RADIUS CAPITAL CORP., ROBERT A. DIGIORGIO, Defendants 2:11-cv-116-FtM-29DNF 3/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
ROBERT A. SIRAVO, TODD M. LANE, ROBERT J. BURRELL, THOMAS E. SWEDBERG, TIMOTHY T. SIDLEY, ROBERT H. HARVEY, JR., WILLIAM CHENEY, GORDON DAMES, JAMES P. JORDAN, TIMOTHY KRAMER, ROBIN J. LENTZ, JOHN M. MERLO, WARREN NAKAMIJRA, BRIAN OSBERG, DAVID RHAMY and SHARON UPDIKE National Credit Union Administration Board as Conservator for Western Corporate Federal Credit Union U.S. District Court for the Central District of California na Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss amended counterclaims with leave to amend granted. Settlement reached with one defendant. National Credit Union Administration Board as Conservator for Western Corporate Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, v. ROBERT A. SIRAVO, TODD M. LANE, ROBERT J. BURRELL, THOMAS E. SWEDBERG, TIMOTHY T. SIDLEY, ROBERT H. HARVEY, JR., WILLIAM CHENEY, GORDON DAMES, JAMES P. JORDAN, TIMOTHY KRAMER, ROBIN J. LENTZ, JOHN M. MERLO, WARREN NAKAMIJRA, BRIAN OSBERG, DAVID RHAMY and SHARON UPDIKE, defendants (originally filed as 1st Valley Credit Union, et al. v. Bland, et al.) 2:2010-cv-01597 na 3/12/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationInvestor032712.asp
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Stanley C. Brooks Securities and Exchange Commission na $10,000,000 Defendant ordered to pay a penalty and interest for allegedly selling  risky MBS to clients who sought conservative investments. na na na 3/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationMbs043012.asp
Wells Fargo & Co. Securities and Exchange Commission U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California $60,000,000 Court asked to compel defendant to produce documents. na na na 3/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctLawsuitSecVsWells032612.asp
American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc.  Carrington Capital Management LLC Connecticut Superior Court Judicial District of Stamford na Settlement reached. CARRINGTON ASSET HOLDING COMPANY LLC, CARRINGTON INVESTMENT PARTNERS LLP, CARRINGTON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, and STANWICH ASSET ACCEPTANCE COMPANY LLC, Plaintiffs, v. AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING INC.
FST-CV-09-5010295-S 2/10/2009 2/10/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/AmericanHomeCorrespondent021712.asp

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