Big banks pony up in wake of the financial crisis

Graphic: Nicolas Rapp

Since 2010 thousands of lawsuits related to the financial crisis have been brought against the country’s top five banks. So far, the Big Five have settled for a little more than $60 billion. Bank of America (BAC) has paid out more (and been sued more) than anyone else (see “Getting BofA to Grow Again“), with Wells Fargo (WFC) a distant second. The biggest settlements so far: Federal and state regulators behind the historic National Mortgage Settlement received $25 billion; other banks, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, were awarded $13.3 billion; and investors ended up with an $8.5 billion settlement from BofA in 2011’s BNY Mellon suit.

This story is from the April 29, 2013 issue of Fortune.

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