The Latest In MBIA v. Bank of America's Courtroom Showdown

Insurer MBIA (NYSE: MBI  ) fell as much as 11% in after-hours trading Monday when the news that it lost a pretrial judgement in its fight against Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) reached investors. The continued battle stems from allegations that B of A's acquired Countrywide division misrepresented loans to MBIA, which resulted in losses.
 
If MBIA wins the case, Bank of America would be responsible for buying back the loans -- which would be costly. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling discusses the most recent determination, how it might be a good sign for Bank of America, and what investors should do next. 

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