41 times they defended suits and won or were dismissed.Govt witch hunt bankers the ones they should go after.
DOJ Lawsuit: The Company believes the Department of Justice civil lawsuit filed last week is entirely without factual or legal merit and that the Company has very strong defenses against this and all pending litigation. S&P has a record of successfully defending these types of cases, with 41 cases dismissed outright or voluntarily withdrawn.
The DOJ lawsuit disregards the central fact that S&P's CDO ratings were made in good faith through its committee-based system and were fully consistent with the views of many other institutions at the time, including U.S. Government officials who in 2007 publicly stated that problems in the subprime market appeared to be contained.
The cherry-picked emails, selectively chosen from 20 million emails and documents, do not disprove this central fact. They display a culture of vigorous debate but not of wrongdoing. Claims that S&P deliberately kept ratings high when it knew they should be lower are simply not true as an objective assessment of all of the evidence will prove.