On July 28, 2011, several institutional investors filed a complaint against Countrywide Financial, Bank of America, several former Countrywide officers, and KPMG in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California.  Plaintiffs allege that Defendants made false and misleading statements regarding the quality of loans originated by Countrywide, which allegedly inflated the value of Plaintiffs' Countrywide securities, in violation of Sections 10(b), 20(a), and 20A of the Exchange Act and Sections 11, 12(a)(2), and 15 of the Securities Act.  Plaintiffs opted out of the recently-settled class action against Countrywide to pursue their own claims.  Complaint.