Old Republic maybe getting a second look

Old Republic International, a multinational insurance organization, exited the mortgage insurance business just over two months ago. The company had been operating under a waiver provided by federal insurance regulators that allowed it to sell policies. When the waiver expired, the company took the opportunity to renovate its mortgage policies to accommodate changes made to insurance laws in a number of states. Now, the insurer is looking to re-enter the national market, hoping to gain favor with federal regulators and investors. Old Republic’s goal hinges on whether the company can…

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Goldman Sachs sued by Liberty Mutual regarding losses from Freddie Mac investments

Investment banker Goldman Sachs & Co. was the target of a lawsuit by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and a number of its subsidiaries, for “making materially misleading statements and omissions” in November 2007, for Freddie Mac preferred stock offerings.  According to the lawsuit which was filed at a Massachusetts U. S. District Court, Liberty Mutual and its subsidiaries – Employers of Wausau, Safeco, Liberty Life, and Peerless – had made investments of $37.5 million within the Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp) Series Z offering, which was made up…

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