Orrick Obtains Dismissal of Ambac’s Fraud Claim Against Credit Suisse

Ambac Assurance Corp. v. DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc./ Credit Suisse, No. 600070/2010 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Apr. 7, 2011) (Kornreich, J.)

Justice Shirley Kornreich of the Supreme Court of the State of New York dismissed Ambac Assurance Corp.’s claim that it was fraudulently induced to insure a Credit Suisse RMBS issuance. Among other things, the Court found that an allegedly fraudulent representation that the loans at issue conformed to underwriting guidelines was not actionable because Ambac had access to all relevant information and failed to investigate, and because Ambac failed to obtain a contractual representation or warranty. Other aspects of the fraud claim were dismissed as duplicative of Ambac’s contract claim, which alleges that certain loans did not meet applicable representations and warranties. Orrick represents Credit Suisse in this matter. Decision.