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A Time for Reflection: the Fifth Anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ Collapse

Obama claims progress has been made Sunday, September 15, 2013, marked the fifth anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. history. It is widely believed that Lehman’s meltdown set off a domino effect that led to the global financial crisis and proved to be a major contributing cause of the housing market collapse…. Continue Reading

Lehman Reaching Beyond the Grave

Lehman is demanding millions of dollars from non-profits As widely reported, in the latest Lehman bankruptcy “fundraiser,” managers of the Lehman estate are now demanding millions of dollars from non-profit retirement homes, colleges and hospitals.  Lehman claims that it was somehow “shortchanged” by multiple non-profit organizations that were forced to pay to exit derivatives that… Continue Reading

Nationstar Acquires Aurora Bank Servicing Rights

Acquisition May Be of Interest to Originators/Correspondents Nationstar Mortgage LLC, an indirectly-held, wholly-owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., has completed its acquisition of approximately $63.7 billion in residential mortgage servicing rights from Aurora Bank FSB (f/k/a Lehman Brothers Bank) and its wholly owned subsidiary Aurora Loan Services LLC , a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers… Continue Reading

Residential Capital Files Bankruptcy: Part 2 of 2

ResCap and Ally Will Not Challenge Repurchase Claims In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the circumstances leading to the bankruptcy filing of Residential Capital (ResCap) , a residential mortgage loan originator and a subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc. (formerly GMAC.) In anticipation of the bankruptcy filing, ResCap’s board had approved the bankruptcy filing… Continue Reading

Residential Capital Files Bankruptcy: Part 1 of 2

Subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc. Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Residential Capital, a residential mortgage loan originator and a subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc. (formerly GMAC), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on May 14, 2012. Ally Financial was the financial arm of General Motors and, while taxpayers currently own only approximately 25%… Continue Reading