In 2011, the number of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities-related litigations grew at a frenzied pace, as the fallout from the financial crisis and the collapse of the U.S. housing market continued to have an impact on investors, insurers and banks.
By some estimates, the number of litigations related to mortgage-backed securities rose fivefold between Q3 2010 and Q3 2011. The Lowenstein Sandler 2011 RMBS litigation survey that follows provides a brief overview of several themes that dominated the RMBS-litigation landscape in 2011 and more detailed summaries of cases that illustrate those themes.
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