On September 15, 2008 Lehman Brothers Holdings filed for bankruptcy protection, leavinf investors who previously purchased the company’s 100% Principal Protection Notes (PPNs) unprotected and at a loss. Funnily enough it was Lehman’s own marketing brochures that touted the notes as providing “100 percent principal protection.” Little did they realize that the value of the notes was contingent on Lehman’s own solvency, meaning that when Lehman filed for bankruptcy, many of their investor’s notes subsequently went into default.
In the wake of the bankruptcy, a class action was filed on November 6, 2008 on behalf of individuals who purchased Lehman Principal Protection Notes (PPNs) from UBS Financial Services, Inc. The complaint alleges that UBS brokers made false and misleading statements that omitted key facts about the risks connected to the Lehman notes.
“Investors should be aware of the pending class action,” said attorney Ryan K. Bakhtiari of Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari. “The class case has certain pitfalls that investors need to be aware of in selecting an attorney.