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Shareholder Sues CSX, Hedge Funds Over Short-Swing

CNNMoney.com – A shareholder has sued CSX Corp. (CSX) and two hedge funds over sales of CSX shares before the funds publicly disclosed plans to shake up the railroad operator’s board in a proxy fight earlier this year.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday, is seeking recovery of so-called "short-swing" profits related to sales by The Children’s Investment Fund Management LLP, or TCI; 3G Capital Partners LP and their principals between August and September 2007 on behalf of the company and its shareholders. CSX is a nominal defendant in the case.

The complaint alleges the funds or their principals purchased large numbers of shares and derivatives equivalent to CSX shares within six months of their prior share sales and at lower prices.

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