SEC lawsuit charges former credit relating agency Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC violated securities laws regarding internal controls

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil action alleging that former credit ratings agency Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC  violated disclosure and internal controls provisions of the federal securities laws in rating commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). Credit ratings are used by market participants to help evaluate credit risk, price certain securities, and guide the investment […]

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Wells Fargo to pay $3 Billion settlement with DOJ and SEC foropening millions of accounts without customer authorization

Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiary, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., have agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve their potential criminal and civil liability stemming from a practice between 2002 and 2016 of pressuring employees to meet unrealistic sales goals that led thousands of employees to provide millions of accounts or products to customers […]

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