CIT Group, Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a New York-based bank holding company that provides commercial financing and leasing products and other services to small and middle market businesses, has agreed to settle the securities class action pending against the company in the S.D. of New York. The case, originally filed in 2008, stems from allegations that CIT and certain of its directors and officers made materially false statements and omissions regarding CIT’s subprime home loans and certain non-guaranteed, private student loans. The settlement is for $75 million. Reuters has an article.