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Morgan Stanley Makes Bid to Have Two FHFA Suits Over RMBS Dismissed

Attorneys for investment firm Morgan Stanley made a motion in the New York Supreme Court Tuesday to dismiss two lawsuits filed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) accusing the firm of failing to buy back $2.5 billion worth of faulty residential mortgage-backed securities, according to media reports. FHFA, which is suing on behalf of the RMBS pools' trustees, claims that Morgan Stanley committed a breach of contract by failing to buy back the poor performing loans, which were pooled into securities and sold to Freddie Mac in 2007.

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Morgan Stanley Settles MBS Suit for $95 Million

Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $95 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the New York City-based financial services giant misled investors in mortgage-backed securities prior to the financial crisis of 2008, according to New York federal court papers.

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Morgan Stanley Settles RMBS Claims

Morgan Stanley agreed to pay back $275 million to investors whom the Securities and Exchange Commission say were mislead by a pair of mortgage bonds the company marketed during the financial crisis.

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Morgan Stanley Announces $1.25B Settlement with FHFA

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Tuesday, Morgan Stanley revealed it has reached a $1.25 billion agreement in principle with FHFA to resolve pending mortgage-backed securities (MBS)-related litigation. In connection with the settlement, the company announced it is recording a $150 million addition to its fourth-quarter legal reserves.

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More than 220K Foreclosure Review Checks Scheduled for May 3

The checks for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley borrowers covered under the foreclosure review settlement should be mailed out Friday, May 3, the Federal Reserve announced Monday. The next batch of payments will go out to more than 220,000 borrowers who had a mortgage in any stage of the foreclosure process in 2009 and 2010 that was serviced by one of the former subsidiaries, Litton Loan Servicing LP or Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc. The checks for the borrowers are valued at $247 million.

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Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Agree to Pay $557M in Foreclosure Deal

Nine days after an $8.5 billion foreclosure settlement was reached between regulators and 10 servicers, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley struck a similar deal to settle allegations of wrongful foreclosure. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will pay $557 million in cash payments and other mortgage assistance.

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ACLU Files Suit Against Morgan Stanley for Alleged Discrimination

The American Civil Liberties Union announced it has filed a suit against Morgan Stanley on the grounds of loan discrimination. The complaint filed by the ACLU, the National Consumer Law Center, and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein alleges Morgan Stanley discriminated against black homeowners and violated civil rights laws by providing incentives to a subprime lender to originate mortgages that were likely to be foreclosed on.

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