Walnut Place LLC Withdraws Opposition to $8.5 Billion Bank of America Settlement

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On July 23, Judge Barbara Kapnick of the Supreme Court of the State of New York approved the withdrawal of Walnut Place LLP’s opposition to Bank of America’s $8.5 billion settlement with holders of Countrywide RMBS. In its motion to intervene in the settlement, Walnut Place alleged that the trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, had not properly disclosed the settlement negotiations or kept the investors informed, and that the investors who took the lead in negotiating the settlement were improperly biased due to “substantial ongoing business relationships” with Bank of America. Decision.