As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 2, 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
November 25, 2009
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.
On November 25, 2009, Bank of America, N.A. (BANA) was named as a defendant in two related lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In BNP Paribas Mortgage Corporation v. Bank of America, N.A. and Deutsche Bank, AG v. Bank of America, N.A., plaintiffs assert breach of contract, negligence, and indemnification claims in connection with BANAs roles as, among other things, collateral agent, custodian, and indenture trustee of Ocala Funding, LLC (Ocala). Ocala was a mortgage warehousing facility that provided funding to Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. (TBW) by issuing commercial paper and term securities backed by mortgage loans originated by TBW. Plaintiffs claim that they purchased in excess of $1.6 billion in securities issued by Ocala and that BANA allegedly failed, among other things, to protect the collateral backing plaintiffs securities. Plaintiffs seek unspecified compensatory damages, among other relief.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.