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Banks Ask Second Circuit Court to Dismiss FDIC’s Mortgage-Backed Securities Suit

At the heart of the FDIC's claim is that the banks misled Alabama-based Colonial Bank, an FDIC-insured institution, as to the quality of $300 million worth of mortgage-backed securities they sold to Colonial in the run-up to the financial crisis. As a result of the soured securities, Colonial suffered huge losses and went into receivership in 2009. FDIC sued the banks three years later in 2012, claiming the banks violated the Securities Act of 1933.

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Bank of America Asks for Removal of $1.27 Billion Penalty, Questions Judge’s Impartiality

Bank of America was ordered to pay a $1.27 billion civil penalty in July 2014 as a result of its alleged role in the Hustle case. The bank has been fighting to overturn that verdict since, claiming that the Hustle program ended prior to its July 2008 acquisition of Countrywide. Rakoff rejected a motion by the bank to have the verdict reversed in early February. He also rejected the bank's motion for a new trial at that time.

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U.S. 2nd Circuit Court Dismisses MBS Suit Against Royal Bank of Scotland

The court ruled on Wednesday that no action taken by RBS executives amounted to fraud with relation to the mortgage-backed securities, according to the report, and two out of the three appellate judges shared this opinion. The majority opinion said that "[s]tatements of general corporate optimism, such as these, do not give rise to securities violations."

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