The former officers and directors for Midwest Bank & Trust have reached a $26.5 million settlement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. over charges of negligence during the financial crisis.
The settlement, reached late last month, puts to bed another one of the slew of legal cases stemming from the mortgage bust. The agreement was reported by Crain's on Thursday and confirmed by an FDIC spokesman Friday.
None of the 18 former officers and directors are said to have admitted liability in the Chicago-based bank's failure, which occurred in May 2010. The agreement did not specify whether any of the defendants would contribute to the settlement from insurance policies, the Crain's story said.
The April 2013 lawsuit charged Midwest leadership with making $100 million in bad loans, and for not properly analyzing whether the borrowers could repay.
Additionally, the suit claimed that bank held "unusually" large investments Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities, which were wiped out in 2008 when the firms were placed into conservatorship.
Midwest, which $3.2 billion in assets at the time of its failure, was absorbed by the $26 billion-asset FirstMerit in Akron, Ohio.
First Merit is currently in the process of selling to the $72 billion-asset Huntington Bancshares in Columbus.
Kristin Broughton contributed to this story