New York Court Dismisses RMBS Claims Brought By CIFG against Goldman and M&T Bank

On May 1, 2012, Justice O. Peter Sherwood of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed the majority of claims brought by CIFG Assurance North America, an insurer of RMBS, against M&T Bank and Goldman Sachs, the originator and underwriter respectively of those securities. CIFG asserted causes of action for fraud, breach of contract and accounting and seeks $275 million in damages based on alleged misrepresentations and omissions in RMBS offerings. The court dismissed all claims against M&T for lack of standing, and dismissed the fraud and accounting claims against Goldman Sachs, allowing only the breach of contract claims against Goldman Sachs to remain. Decision.

 

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