Bayernische Landesbank Files $810 Million RMBS Suit Against Deutsche Bank

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On April 19, 2012, Bayerische Landesbank (“Bayern”), a German bank, filed an $810 million suit against Deutsche Bank and certain of its affiliates in New York County Supreme Court. Bayern alleges Deutsche Bank fraudulently obtained, securitized, marketed, and sold Bayern RMBS while internally disparaging the quality of the loans underlying the RMBS. Bayern allegedly purchase 22 securitizations and claims that Deutsche Bank and the originators violated the represented originator underwriting guidelines, made material misrepresentations in the offering documents as to the quality of the underlying loans, and knew, as a result of their due diligence, that the underlying loans were destined to fail. The complaint includes claims for fraud, fraudulent inducement, aiding and abetting fraud, and negligent misrepresentation, and seeks compensatory and/or rescissory damages. Complaint.

 

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