Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
The Los Angeles Times (8/3, Reckard) reports, "Countrywide Financial Corp., which epitomized the home-loan industry’s boom and bust, has agreed to pay $600 million in the largest settlement yet of shareholder lawsuits stemming from the mortgage meltdown. The agreement, given preliminary approval Monday by US District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer in Los Angeles, would end several class actions brought on behalf of investors in Countrywide stock." The settlement "also would clear the liability of a list of financial firms that underwrote the Countrywide stock offerings and were named as defendants."
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