Bank of America Corp. agreed to pay $20 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by a group of government entities that alleged the bank was part of a conspiracy that rigged bids for municipal derivatives.
The largest U.S. mortgage servicers, including Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., must do more to improve handling of delinquent home loans, according to a court-appointed monitor overseeing an accord with the firms.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s record $13 billion deal to end mortgage bond probes has terms that undermine U.S. efforts to reduce taxpayer support of the market, according to BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest money manager.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to drop litigation against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. over some mortgage bonds sold by Washington Mutual Inc., clearing the way for a $9 billion accord with state and federal officials, two people briefed on the matter said.
While suing Standard & Poor’s for fraud, states from New Jersey to California ironically are helping fund the world’s largest credit rater’s legal defense by requiring that their pension funds use its rankings.
Internal Rabobank Groep e-mails cited in the U.S. Justice Department’s case against the bank show a culture where fixing benchmark interest rates had become an easygoing routine, one in which employees joked about rate rigging while telling each other they weren’t really that bad.