Failure by banks of their obligations under the agreement is a part of the reason for the lawsuits, the amount of which is sometimes measured in billions of dollars, it depends on the losses.
One of the largest financial institutions in Germany Commerzbank, requires four US banks for damages in the amount of $ 2 billion dollars judicially. The plaintiff appealed to the District Court of New York, demanding to punish US banks for improper fulfillment of obligations.
Defendants in the case are: Deutsche Bank National Trust (US subsidiary), Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Wells Fargo, and HSBC Bank USA. The court session will be held in the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The Commerzbank lawsuit stated on improper performance of the liabilities of banks in transactions. Namely, the calculation of potential risks was not counted; that could prevent the rapid decline in assets.
Commerzbank acquired the securities of banks, which were secured by mortgage assets. All funds were devalued and have been lost, and Commerzbank believes that the damage has been incurred to them due to the negligence of financial institutions with which it has concluded agreements.
The bank estimates its losses in such a way: as a result of cooperation with the US banks in the total amount has been lost about $ 2 billion that Commerzbank is now trying to return through the court.
Commerzbank is one of the oldest banks in Germany, which was founded in 1870 by the merger of several private banks. The number of its employees has about 56,221 people. The bank’s profit in the first half of 2015 totaled € 646 million, that is 2.15 times more than the same period last year.
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