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Bank of America Provides Nearly $9 Million in Consumer Relief Toward Settlement Obligation

Bank of America has begun the process of paying out $7 billion in consumer relief as part of its record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and six states last August, according to an announcement on the settlement monitor's website. Professor Eric D. Green, independent monitor of the settlement, announced in his initial progress report since the settlement was reached six months ago that Bank of America had correctly claimed credit of approximately $8.94 million for 100 first-lien loan modifications meant to help make mortgages more affordable for struggling homeowners

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Credit Agency Reaches $1.37 Billion Settlement With DOJ, 19 States over RMBS Ratings

New York-based credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and its parent company, McGraw Hill Financial, have entered into settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorneys General of 19 states and the District of Columbia over claims that S&P misrepresented residential mortgage-backed securities and collaterized debt obligations to investors, according to a release from McGraw Hill on Tuesday morning. As part of the settlement, which is not subject to court approval, McGraw Hill agreed to pay $687.5 million to the Department of Justice and a combined $687.5 million to the states and the District of Columbia.

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