Dexia SA Cites Deutsche Bank’s Internal MBS Descriptions In Suit Over $1 Billion in RMBS Purchases

On July 13, 2011, Dexia SA filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against Deutsche Bank AG and several of its affiliates in connection with its purchase of more than $1 billion in RMBS between 2005 and 2007 from the Deutsche Bank defendants. Dexia asserts state law claims for fraud, fraudulent inducement, aiding and abetting fraud and negligent misrepresentation. The complaint alleges that the defendants made false or misleading statements to prospective investors touting the quality of the RMBS, the underlying loans and the defendants’ due diligence process while, at the same time, defendants’ internal documents disparaged the RMBS and the defendants took positions in CDOs and credit default swaps that were effectively betting against the performance of similar RMBS. Dexia Complaint vs. Deutsche Bank.