FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY(FHFA) SUES BANKS OVER MBS

The Federal Housing Finance Agency as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac filed suit against a number of financial institutions. The suits allege, among other things, violations of federal securities laws and common law in the sale of residential private-label mortgage-backed securities. The entities sued include:

1. Ally Financial Inc. f/k/a GMAC, LLC
2. Bank of America Corporation
3. Barclays Bank PLC
4. Citigroup, Inc.
5. Countrywide Financial Corporation
6. Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Inc.
7. Deutsche Bank AG
8. First Horizon National Corporation
9. General Electric Company
10. Goldman Sachs & Co.
11. HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.
12. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
13. Merrill Lynch & Co. / First Franklin Financial Corp.
14. Morgan Stanley
15. Nomura Holding America Inc.
16. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC
17. Société Générale