February 23, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Federal judge reprimands Wells Fargo for forged mortgage documents in connection with foreclosure in NY. Goldman Sachs, among others, argues to SDNY that it was wrongfully included in litigation over requiring mortgage customers to purchase force-placed insurance and taking kickbacks. … Continue reading

February 13, 2015

Reiss on $1.5B S&P Settlement

By David Reiss

Westlaw Journal Derivatives quoted me in S&P Settles Fraud Suits for $1.5 Billion. The story reads in part, Standard & Poor’s has agreed to pay $1.5 billion to settle lawsuits filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, 19 states and … Continue reading

February 3, 2015

Reiss on Financial Crisis Litigation

By David Reiss

Law360 quoted me in Feds’ Moody’s Probe Marks Closing Of Financial Crisis Book (behind a paywall). It opens, A reported investigation into Moody’s Investors Service’s ratings of residential mortgage-backed securities during the housing bubble era could be the beginning of … Continue reading

January 26, 2015

Are Billions Enough?

By David Reiss

Jenner & Block has issued the Citi Monitorship First Report. By way of background, The Settlement Agreement resolved potential federal and state legal claims for violations of law in connection with the packaging, marketing, sale, structuring, arrangement, and issuance of … Continue reading

December 23, 2014

Reiss on Ocwen Settlement

By David Reiss

Law360 quoted me in New York’s Ocwen Deal Sets Tough Precedent For Regulators (behind a paywall). It reads in part, New York regulators ordered Ocwen Financial Corp. to pay $150 million in hard cash and barred the company from claiming … Continue reading

October 20, 2014

Reiss on Catching FIRREA

By David Reiss

Inside ABS & MBS quoted me in Experts: New AG Likely to Continue Aggressive Use of FIRREA Against Industry, Individual Executives Targeted (behind a paywall). It reads in part, Mortgage industry executives should be aware and expect continued – and … Continue reading

September 9, 2014

Reiss on FIRREA Penalties

By David Reiss

Bloomberg quoted me in S&P Faces Squeeze After $1.3 Billion Countrywide Fine. It opens, Standard & Poor’s (MHFI)’ chances of settling the government’s lawsuit over mortgage-bond ratings for less than $1 billion may have slipped away after Bank of America … Continue reading