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Volume 2014 - Number 20

May 23, 2014

ResCap’s Liquidating Trust Goes After Correspondent Lenders for ‘Defective’ Loans in Non-Agency MBS

ResCap Liquidating Trust filed lawsuits last week against a number of Residential Funding’s correspondent lenders regarding alleged breaches of representations and warranties on mortgages included in non-agency MBS. The lawsuits relate to business completed before RFC’s parent company Residential Capital entered bankruptcy. RLT, which was established to liquidate and distribute the assets of the debtors in the ResCap bankruptcy case, filed 12 similar lawsuits last week seeking buybacks from Bank of America and First Republic Bank (as successors of Old First Republic), PHH Mortgage, RBC Mortgage and a number of smaller lenders. The correspondent lenders sold more than $1.52 billion in mortgages to RFC, according to the lawsuits. RLT claims...

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