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Judge's ruling against Nomura, RBS reveals misconduct in '08 crash

Trial highlights behaviour of banks heavily involved in subprime mortgages at peak of housing boom

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Nomura and RBS were the only two of 18 financial firms that took their case to trial, arguing that it was the housing crash that caused the bonds to collapse.

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Nomura and RBS were the only two of 18 financial firms that took their case to trial, arguing that it was the housing crash that caused the bonds to collapse.

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MANY on Wall Street have long argued that the banks did not generally break the law when they packaged shoddy mortgages and sold them to investors in the lead-up to the financial crisis of 2008.

But on Monday, in the starkest of terms, a federal judge dealt a strong blow

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