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Fairfield Greenwich Faces New Investor Fraud Claims

Fairfield Greenwich Group, the hedge fund that steered $7 billion to Bernard Madoff, faces new claims of fraud by investors who previously alleged negligence against co-founders Walter Noel, Jeffrey Tucker and Andres Piedrahita. The class-action suit, first filed in January in Manhattan federal court, was amended April 24 to include claims that the three co-founders […]

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Citigroup receives Claim from Braintree Laboratories for Sale of Auction-Rate Securities

The backlash from institutional investors over auction-rate securities ARS) is causing a world of problems for financial giant Citigroup. Braintree Laboratories, a large Pharmaceutical manufacturer is suing the bank for selling more than $33 million worth of auction-rate securities. Braintree is disputing the sale, which occurred in 2008, and alleging that is was orchestrated at […]

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California Sues Wells Fargo Over Auction Rate Securities

California sued units of Wells Fargo & Co. today, claiming they sold investors $1.5 billion of auction-rate securities and deceptively advertised them as being as safe as cash. A complaint filed in state court in San Francisco names Wells Fargo Investments LLC, Wells Fargo Brokerage Services LLC and Wells Fargo Institutional Services LLC as defendants. […]

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GM Likely To Miss Debt Payment

General Motors Corp is unlikely to make a $1 billion debt payment due June 1 because it expects to be in the process of restructuring its debt through a voluntary exchange or bankruptcy court by that point, a spokeswoman for the automaker said on Wednesday. GM has been given until June 1 to win sweeping […]

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Madoff Trustee Brings Suit to Recover More Money

The trustee appointed to liquidate Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC sued Kingate Management Ltd. for the return of $255 million transferred to the firm’s funds in the months before Madoff’s collapse. Irving Picard, appointed under the Securities Investor Protection Act, filed a complaint April 17 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York stating that […]

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