Multiple Plaintiffs Drop RMBS Suits Against Countrywide

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On October 19, Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the Central District of California dismissed with prejudice four cases against Countrywide Financial Corp., and related entities, pursuant to stipulations among the parties. Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, Dexia SA, Sealink Funding Ltd., and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, had each pursued separate but similar claims against Countrywide alleging that Countrywide had concealed underwriting failures and misrepresented the quality of the loans to ratings agencies in order to receive better ratings for its RMBS. The plaintiffs, combined, had sought relief in connection with alleged misrepresentations that affected more than $2 billion RMBS bought between 2005 to 2007. The stipulations did not reveal any terms other than that each party would shoulder its own attorneys fees and costs. Stipulations.


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