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Securities Suit Over Toxic Balance Sheet Assets Survives Dismissal Motion

Many of the subprime and credit crisis related securities lawsuits, particularly those filed in early in the subprime meltdown, involve subprime mortgage originators and financial institutions that pooled the mortgages into investment securities. A separate category of litigation distinct from that relating to originators and securitizers involves the companies that purchased the investment securities and … Continue Reading

WaMu: A Thrift Falls in the Forest

Amidst all of the tumult over the Fed bailout and the Presidential debates, not to mention a host of other events large and small, news about WaMu’s collapse has already slipped from the front pages of the nation’s newspapers. Astonishingly, in one short weekend, events have superseded the largest bank failure in U.S. history.   … Continue Reading