On May 1, 2012, Justice O. Peter Sherwood of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed the majority of claims brought by CIFG Assurance North America, an insurer of RMBS, against M&T Bank and Goldman Sachs, the originator and underwriter respectively of those securities.  CIFG asserted causes of action for fraud, breach of contract and accounting and seeks $275 million in damages based on alleged misrepresentations and omissions in RMBS offerings.  The court dismissed all claims against M&T for lack of standing, and dismissed the fraud and accounting claims against Goldman Sachs, allowing only the breach of contract claims against Goldman Sachs to remain.  Decision.