Nos. 08 Civ. 7831 (PAC), 09 MD 2013 (PAC).

742 F.Supp.2d 382 (2010)


United States District Court, S.D. New York.

September 30, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald R. Hall, Jr. , Frederic Scott Fox, Sr. , Irina Kobylevsky , Jeffrey Philip Campisi , Robert N. Kaplan , Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, Christopher J. Keller , Joseph Alberto Fonti , Richard T. Joffe , Jonathan M. Plasse , Labaton Sucharow, LLP, Joshua Lon Crowell , Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, H. Adam Prussin , Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP, Dan Litvin , Scott Warren Fisher , Garwin Gerstein & Fisher, L.L.P., Andrew James Frisch , Andrew J. Frisch , New York, NY, Daniel E. Barenbaum , Berman Devalerio , San Francisco, CA, Samuel Howard Rudman , Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, Melville, NY, Charles Robert Cohen , Peter S. Pearlman , Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrmann & Knopf, LLP, Saddle Brook, NJ, Andrew J. Mytelka , Eric J. Kirkpatrick , M. David Leblanc , Steven Carl Windsor , Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP, Galveston, TX, Joseph A.C. Fulcher , Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP, League City, TX, Jeffrey Craig Block , Glenn Devalerio , Justin N. Saif , Bryan Andrew Wood , Berman, Devalerio & Pease, L.L.P., Boston, MA, for Plaintiffs.

John J. Clarke, Jr. , DLA Piper US LLP, David Fleischer , James Evan Berger , Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Alejandro Gabriel Rosenberg , Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Floyd Abrams , Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, Sarah Penny Windle , Tammy Lynn Roy , Cahill Gordon et ano., James Ellis Brandt , Jeff G. Hammel , Eric Samuel Olney , Latham & Watkins, LLP, Joann Kahn , Mark Allen Robertson , Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Agnes Dunogue , Craig Scott Waldman , George S. Wang , Michael Joseph Chepiga , Paul C. Curnin , Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY, Lenor Marquis Segal , Ellis & Winters, LLP, Raleigh, NC, Mark J. Hulkower , Michael Jeremy Baratz , Patrick F. Linehan , Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, Washington, DC, Jeffrey W. Kilduff , Michael John Walsh , Robert M. Stern , O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Kelly Bain Kramer , Donald Grayson Yeargin , Laura Ariane Miller , Nixon Peabody LLP, Brad Scott Karp , Charles Edward Davidow , Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, James E. Anklam , James D. Wareham , Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Jonathan Rosser Tuttle , Scott N. Auby , Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Washington, DC, for Defendants.


PAUL A. CROTTY, District Judge:


The early years of this decade saw a boom in home financing which was fueled, among other things, by low interest rates and lax credit conditions. New lending instruments, such as subprime mortgages (high credit risk loans) and Alt-A mortgages (low-documentation loans) kept the boom going. Borrowers played a role too; they took on unmanageable...

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