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Standard & Poor's Dept. of Justice Financial Institutions Reform Recovery Enforcement Act

S&P’s $1.4BN Settlement with DOJ and State AGs on RMBS/CDO Ratings

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On February 3, the Department of Justice and 19 State Attorneys General announced their $1.375 Billion settlement of DOJ’s FIRREA suit and related State AG actions against Standard & Poor’s and its parent McGraw-Hill...more

Where There’s Smoke, There’s FIRREA (Part Two)

We first blogged about the obscure Financial Institutions Reform Recovery Enforcement Act (“FIRREA”) on May 14. ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - February 11, 2013

In This Issue: *RMBS Litigation - Assured Wins $90 Million in Damages in RMBS Breach of Contract Trial - DOJ Brings Civil Fraud Action Against S&P - S&P Seeks Declaration That Credit Ratings Are Immune...more

DOJ Brings Civil Fraud Action Against S&P

On February 4, the Department of Justice filed a complaint in the Central District of California against two Standard & Poor’s entities in connection with credit ratings S&P provided for certain RMBS and CDOs....more

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