Moody's and S&P (MHP) have settled lawsuits that accused them of misleading investors about...

|By:, SA News Editor

Moody's and S&P (MHP) have settled lawsuits that accused them of misleading investors about the safety of two subprime mortgage vehicles that they had rated and which collapsed as the housing market imploded. Morgan Stanely (MS), which was involved with the assets, also settled. The value of the deals wasn't disclosed, while S&P didn't admit wrongdoing. The agreements come as S&P faces a $5B DOJ lawsuit over its pre-financial crisis ratings.