Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Standard and Poor's Financial Services LLC
Current Parent Company: 
S&P Global
Penalty: 
$19,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
January 21, 2015
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

Standard and Poor's agreed to pay $12 million to New York and $7 million to Massachusetts to resolve lawsuits alleging that it made false and misleading statements in its rating of certain Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities. The SEC was also part of the negotiation and received an additional $58 million; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-standard-a...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
information technology
Specific Industry of Parent: 
information services
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.