GSE Bond Case Update (December 2019): More Banks Settle Bringing Total Recovery to $386.5M
Updated in February 2020: The claim filing deadline was extended to February 28, 2020 from February 5, 2020.
In September, we wrote about the Court’s preliminary approval of settlements with the Deutsche Bank and Tennessee’s First Horizon – click here to read the blog.
On December 12, 2019, the Court preliminary approved a settlement with Goldman Sachs which, when combined with the earlier two, brought the total to $49.5 million (important dates and deadlines below). The claim filing deadline was extended to February 28, 2020 from February 5, 2020.
On December 16, 2019, the parties filed for preliminary approval of another $337 million for settlements with the remaining 13 defendants. The Court has not yet set a claim filing deadline for these additional settlements. The recovery breaks down as follows:
- A $87 million settlement involving defendant, Barclays Capital Inc
- A $250 million settlement involving defendant banks:
- BNP Paribas Securities Corp.
- Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
- Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
- Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
- HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
- J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
- Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
- Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC;
- Nomura Securities International, Inc.
- SG Americas Securities LLC
- TD Securities (USA) LLC
- UBS Securities LLC
Together, these settlements bring the total recoveries to $386.5 million.
If approved, the settlement will finally resolve claims that these defendants rigged the prices of bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
For the settlements with Deutsche, FTN, and Goldman:
- February 14th, 2020 (extended from January 16, 2020): Opt-Out Deadline – deadline for submitting Requests for Exclusion
- February 28, 2020 (extended from February 5, 2020): Claims Filing Deadline – deadline for submitting Claim Forms
- February 28, 2020: Settlement Hearing
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