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Bank of America Offers U.S. Biggest Settlement in History. – The tentative deal – which people briefed on the matter said would cost Bank of America more than $16 billion to settle investigations into its sale of toxic mortgage securities – started to take shape last week after the Justice Department rejected yet another settlement offer from the bank. Then, a wild card entered the fray.

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The big question is how much money would be available to help homeowners, but that depends on how many states agree to the deal. If all 50 states sign on, the mortgage servicing settlement..

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There is, after all, big money in foreclosures. over bonds issued by Countrywide Financial, which BofA purchased in 2008. The investors are seeking compensation for bonds based on home loans that.

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But the landmark 2008 settlement with Bank of America, which had acquired Countrywide that year, has done little to help defrauded homeowners.. 57,000 in Florida and 120,000 in California would.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Six months after a 49-state settlement with lenders over mortgage foreclosure abuses, Florida still hasn’t done anything with its share of the $25 billion deal. But a homeowner.