FDIC Files Five Lawsuits Against Bank Entities Over RMBS


On August 10, the FDIC in its capacity as receiver for Colonial Bank filed five lawsuits – three in Alabama state court, one in New York federal court, and one in California federal court – seeking $741 million in damages from a number of investment banks, including Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, Inc., and others, for making allegedly false and misleading statements that induced Colonial Bank into buying mortgage-backed securities. The FDIC alleges that the banks made numerous false and misleading statements in the offering documents for the RMBS regarding the credit quality of the mortgage loans underlying the securities. The three Alabama cases each assert two causes of action under the Alabama Securities Act, as well as causes of action under Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act). The New York and California cases each assert causes of action under Sections 11 and 15 of the Securities Act.

Complaint: Alabama – FDIC v Bank of America, et al.
Complaint: Alabama – FDIC v Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, et al.
Complaint: Alabama – FDIC v Countrywide Securities Corp, et al.
Complaint: New York – FDIC v Chase Mortgage Finance Corp., et al.
Complaint: California – FDIC v Countrywide Securities Corp, et al.


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