Judge Floats 2-Jury Idea For MBIA, Countrywide Trial

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT) -- A New York judge said Wednesday it might be best for two juries to hear allegations that Bank of America Corp. and its Countrywide subsidiaries made $20 billion in securitized home loans appear more creditworthy to trick MBIA Inc. into insuring them.

Judge Eileen Bransten suggested the possibility of a two-jury situation, one of several trial approaches floated as attorneys in the case spent hours trying to hammer out issues surrounding scores of depositions and thousands of pages in discovery as the complicated case edges closer...
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