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Goldman Sachs settles Abacus CDO lawsuit

ACA Financial Guaranty Corp wanted $120 million
Goldman Sachs will pay an undisclosed amount of money to settle another lawsuit stemming from its actions in the run-up to the financial crisis. ACA Financial Guaranty Corp brought the lawsuit against Goldman Sachs, accusing the company of lying about a pool of securities backed by subprime mortgages tied to the failed Abacus collateralized debt obligation.
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WATCH: Hollywood's A-list brings subprime to the silver screen

Brad Pitt. Steve Carell. Christian Bale. Ryan Gosling. The Big Short
Flashback to the 2008 timeframe where the subprime debacle was just taking hold. Enter into that cast of characters who bet against the big banks, and potentially, the American economy to get rich while the Empire crumbled. Add in a couple of Hollywood A-listers and you get The Big Short movie, based on the book by Michael Lewis.
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SEC settles with former Fannie Mae execs over subprime fraud

The settlement amount is much smaller than you think
A 2011 lawsuit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission against two former Fannie Mae executives is over. The execs were charged with misleading investors about the quality of subprime mortgages. However, it's the fine print that is leaving people wondering.
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Are liar loans sneaking back into the market?

This time they're not nearly as widespread
Beginning hints of liar loans, which are loans made without verifying people's finances, are emerging back into the housing market. Liar loans widely participated in the hoopla that contributed financial crisis, but this time around they only bear passing resemblance to the past.
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It’s over: SEC settles with Freddie Mac executives

Former Freddie Mac CEO, others faced charges over subprime mortgages
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s high-profile case against several former Freddie Mac executives over allegedly misleading investors about the quality of subprime mortgages is now over, and it ended rather quietly.
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Morgan Stanley expects mortgage bond lawsuit from New York AG

Subprime securitizations at the center of lawsuit
It turns out that Morgan Stanley is not out of the woods when it comes to trouble with regulators. Far from it, in fact. The company disclosed that it is expecting to be the subject of a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over approximately 30 subprime securitizations sponsored by the company.
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