Assured Guaranty Sues Bear Stearns and JPMorgan

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On March 15, 2012, Assured Guaranty Corp. filed a complaint in New York state court against Bear Stearns, its affiliate, EMC Mortgage LLC, and its successor, JPMorgan, alleging that Bear Stearns misrepresented the risk of RMBS and fraudulently induced Plaintiff to guarantee those RMBS.  The complaint relies on alleged statements of confidential informants, including former employees of Bear Stearns, GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., and Watterson Prime LLC.  Plaintiff alleges that the securities involved in the transactions at issue have experienced losses of more than $75 million, and that Plaintiff has paid unreimbursed claims of more than $43 million.  Plaintiff asserts claims for fraudulent inducement, various breaches of contract, and for indemnification, claims payments, costs, and fees.  Complaint.

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