U.S. Supreme Court Denies Countrywide’s Petition for Certiorari

On December 5, 2011, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari in a California state court securities class action case against Countrywide Financial. In that case, plaintiffs allege that Countrywide made false and misleading statements about the quality of loans underlying RMBS. Countrywide argued that the case should be heard in federal court because plaintiffs asserted claims solely under the Securities Act of 1933, and the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 establishes exclusive federal jurisdiction in certain ’33 Act cases. The California Court of Appeal had decided the case could properly be brought in state court. Order List.