Regular readers know that I have been tracking subprime-related class-action lawsuits (here). In a recent post, I noted my interest in trying to develop a similar list of subprime-related derivative lawsuits. In response to my request, a number of readers supplied helpful information, and as a result I have been able to develop
Auction Rate Securities: The Next Subprime Litigation Wave?
By Kevin LaCroix on
Posted in Subprime Litigation
A developing breakdown in an obscure corner of the credit-market involving debt instruments called “auction rate securities” could represent the latest threat to emerge from the credit crisis. According to news reports (here and here), the absence of buyers for these securities has caused several recent auctions to fail, forced isuers …