Testy Judge Gives $8.5B BofA Deal Dissenters More Docs

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 7:54 PM EST) -- An exasperated New York state judge scolded attorneys snipping at each other Thursday as she gave investors more access to documents about the negotiations of a proposed $8.5 billion settlement over Bank of America Corp.'s Countrywide Financial Corp. mortgage-backed securities.

At one point during a hearing, Judge Barbara R. Kapnick cut off two attorneys — an attorney for investors trying to get more information about the settlement and another attorney who represented the 22 institutional investors that negotiated the deal — who'd accused each other of...
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