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Thursday, August 13, 2009

BofA Sues Colonial for $1 Billion

by Calculated Risk on 8/13/2009 11:31:00 AM

From Reuters: Bank of America sues Colonial for $1 bln in loans, cash

Bank of America Corp sued Colonial BancGroup Inc for more than $1 billion in loans and cash ... Bank of America, which was the collateral agent for certain loans of Ocala Funding LLC, said Colonial refused to return more than $1 billion of loans and cash which it held as a custodian, agent and bailee. Ocala Funding was a commercial paper vehicle sponsored by Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp (TBW)....

Bank of America sought an emergency injunctive relief in a complaint filed with a U.S. federal court in Florida on Wednesday. ... The case is In re : Bank of America National Association vs Colonial Bank and John Doe, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division 1:09-cv-22384-AJ.
It appears the FDIC is doing a little housekeeping (SEC 8-K filing):
Colonial Bank ... received notice on August 10, 2009 from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ... directing CBG Florida REIT Corp., an indirect subsidiary of the Bank, to exchange all outstanding shares of its Fixed-to-Floating Rate Perpetual Non-cumulative Preferred Stock, Class A, Series A ... for an equal amount of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Perpetual Non-cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A of BancGroup
Colonial appears to be in tatters, and my guess is the FDIC will seize the bank, before they find a buyer for the assets, and operate the bank as conservator. (like with IndyMac last year).