Dexia Sues Merrill Lynch Over $527 Million in RMBS

On March 29, 2012, Dexia filed suit against Merrill Lynch & Co. and related entities in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in connection with $527 million in RMBS it allegedly purchased in fifteen offerings in 2006 and 2007. Dexia alleges that Merrill Lynch made misrepresentations about and ignored the deficiencies in the underwriting standards and appraisal practices used by the originators of the loans underlying the RMBS, as well as that the credit ratings were inflated due to false information allegedly provided to the ratings agencies by Merrill. The causes of action alleged are fraud, aiding and abetting fraud, and negligent misrepresentation. Dexia, which is represented by the same counsel who represent LBW in its suit against Countrywide, seeks unspecified money damages and rescission. Complaint.

 

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