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A Time for Reflection: the Fifth Anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ Collapse

Obama claims progress has been made Sunday, September 15, 2013, marked the fifth anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. history. It is widely believed that Lehman’s meltdown set off a domino effect that led to the global financial crisis and proved to be a major contributing cause of the housing market collapse. … Continue Reading

DOJ and SEC File Suits Against Bank of America

Civil Lawsuits Filed Stop me if you have heard something like this before.  The Department of Justice announced a civil lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that Bank of America defrauded buyers of mortgage-backed securities by lying about the quality of the home loans involved. The Securities and Exchange Commission also announced a parallel case against BofA. … Continue Reading

Lehman Reaching Beyond the Grave

Lehman is demanding millions of dollars from non-profits As widely reported, in the latest Lehman bankruptcy “fundraiser,” managers of the Lehman estate are now demanding millions of dollars from non-profit retirement homes, colleges and hospitals.  Lehman claims that it was somehow “shortchanged” by multiple non-profit organizations that were forced to pay to exit derivatives that … Continue Reading

Countrywide’s Dilemma

How can Countrywide/B of A even keep a straight face when it argues that correspondent lenders need to pay it outrageous amounts of money to settle claims for actual or potential losses? Take a look at this latest report of what Countrywide attorneys tell judges when they are defending Countrywide against claims brought by insurers or … Continue Reading

Wells Fargo: Department of Justice Not Playing Fair

Crying Foul Wells Fargo has recently cried foul, claiming that the Department of Justice’s latest lawsuit against it in the Southern District of New York violates the terms of a settlement agreement Wells had previously reached with the federal government. And not just any settlement; Wells Fargo is referring to the infamous “Robo-signing” “deal” among … Continue Reading

Nationstar Acquires Aurora Bank Servicing Rights

Acquisition May Be of Interest to Originators/Correspondents Nationstar Mortgage LLC, an indirectly-held, wholly-owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., has completed its acquisition of approximately $63.7 billion in residential mortgage servicing rights from Aurora Bank FSB (f/k/a Lehman Brothers Bank) and its wholly owned subsidiary Aurora Loan Services LLC , a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers … Continue Reading

Bank of America Won’t Quit While It’s Ahead

BofA’s About Face on Global Resolutions In previous posts, we highlighted our concerns related to Bank of America’s “repurchase” demands asserted against residential mortgage loan originators. We knew that for years, BofA steadfastly refused to entertain global resolutions of its repurchase claims. Then, beginning in early 2012 and continuing to this day, BofA became hell … Continue Reading

HUD Inspector General’s Reports on Foreclosure Handling Process of Five Major US Banks

In conjunction with its publication of the $25 billion settlement agreement, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Inspector General released separate reports detailing its investigation of foreclosure-handling practices at five major U.S.banks – JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, CitiMortgage, Bank of America and Ally Financial.   The Inspector General’s reports confirm and detail the lengths to which … Continue Reading
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