On February 14, the Royal Bank of Scotland and a plaintiff class, led by New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund and the Boilermaker Blacksmith Pension trust, reported to the court that the parties had reached a settlement in principle in an RMBS case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs brought claims under the federal securities laws in connection with fourteen RMBS securitizations. According to a statement made by plaintiffs’ lead counsel, the settlement amount is $275 million. Joint Letter. Statement.