The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has sued 17 different mortgage banks/lenders related to their misleading of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about the soundness of the underlying mortgages.  The complaints are seeking punitive damages in some cases.  The FHFA has sued Bank of America, Barclays Bank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and Countrywide, among other lenders.  The announcement can be read here.