Day 2 of Bank of America's (BAC) Article 77 hearing finds an AIG lawyer arguing those who...

|About: Bank of America Corporation (BAC)|By:, SA News Editor

Day 2 of Bank of America's (BAC) Article 77 hearing finds an AIG lawyer arguing those who approved the $8.5B settlement - including BlackRock (BLK) and MetLife (MET) were conflicted and never investigated how much money investors actually lost on the MBS originally valued at $105B. A lawyer for BlackRock says it and other firms agreed to the settlement rather than risk BofA putting Countrywide into bankruptcy. Observing the proceeding, Mike Mayo says there's "significant legal tail risk" for BofA.