Tag Archives: Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates

Subprime Lawsuit Against Mortgage Securitizer Dismissed

In the latest of the subprime and credit crisis cases to be dismissed, on September 30, 2009, District of Massachusetts Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed the securities class action lawsuit that had been filed by purchasers of mortgage pass-through certificates against Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation, certain of its directors and officers, the eight mortgage trusts … Continue Reading

Lawsuits Against Mortgage Securities Issuers: Damages Issues Ahead?

Among the many lawsuits that have flooded in as part of the subprime and credit crisis litigation wave has been a profusion of lawsuits against the mortgage-backed securities issuers and their securities offering underwriters. These lawsuits, typically filed under the ’33 Act and alleging misrepresentations in the offering documents, claim that investors who purchased securities … Continue Reading

Forum Selection and ’33 Act Subprime Lawsuits

As I have previously noted (here), one of the significant procedural developments in the subprime securities litigation wave has been the plaintiffs’ apparent interest in pursuing ’33 Act subprime-related lawsuits in state court. Section 22(a) of the ’33 Act expressly provides that the federal court’s jurisdiction for ’33 Act lawsuits is "concurrent with State and … Continue Reading

Subprime Securities Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Mortgage Securitizers

The subprime meltdown has already provoked a wave of shareholder lawsuits (as detailed here), in which public company shareholders have alleged subprime-related misrepresentations or omissions that shareholders contend inflated the companies’ share price. But the plaintiffs in an unusual class action securities lawsuit recently filed in Massachusetts state court are not public company shareholders but … Continue Reading