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Credit Crunch Digest -- August 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on the future of Libor; a large settlement between Citigroup and Fannie Mae; another lawsuit against the ratings agencies; the duties of custodial banks to investors who lost...more

Shareholders Allege Improper Takeover of Fannie and Freddie by the Government

Can shareholders of a government-sponsored enterprise successfully challenge the constitutionality of a government takeover of the entity? Shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will try to do so in a $41 billion class...more

Fannie And Freddie Shareholders To US: 2008 Government Takeover Of Mortgage Giants Good For The Country; Not So Much For Us

Can shareholders of a government-sponsored enterprise successfully challenge the constitutionality of a government takeover of the entity? ...more

Second Circuit Agrees To Hear Interlocutory Appeal Of Key MBS Litigation Questions

On May 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted two petitions seeking interlocutory appeal of key questions related to pending mortgage backed securities (MBS) cases....more

Second Circuit Affirms Denial of UBS’s Motion to Dismiss FHFA Complaint

On April 5, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court denying UBS’s motion to dismiss the complaint brought by the FHFA. FHFA sued UBS as conservator of Fannie Mae...more

Can Cities Use Eminent Domain To Seize Mortgage Loans? [Video]

July 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- Almost 24% of homes with a mortgage in the United States are underwater, meaning that more is owed on the loan than the property is currently worth. A new company known as Mortgage Resolution...more

What is Mortgage Securitization

Plaintiff’s loan references a “Secondary market” securitized mortgage backed asset that is comprised almost entirely of securization structures related which is to a “Trust”. Thus the reference...more

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