On August 6, the Massachusetts Attorney General announced a settlement with a securities firm related to the allegedly unfair purchase and securitization of residential mortgage loans that were alleged to be presumptively unfair under Massachusetts law. The settlement is a part of the Attorney General’s ongoing review of subprime mortgage securitization practices in the state. The agreement requires the securities firm to pay $26.8 million, which includes a $5 million payment to the state to compensate governmental entities that allegedly suffered harm, “including cities and towns that incurred extra expenses due to foreclosures.” The remaining funds will be made available to eligible homeowners to assist with principal reductions and related loan payments, and to assist those whose homes were subject to foreclosure.