Hedge fund Steel Partners seeks to dismiss Icahn suit

Reuters – Steel Partners this week asked a Delaware court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the hedge fund firm by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, saying he is "looking for a scapegoat" for investment losses that happened as the financial crisis deepened.

Steel Partners said the suit, which claims it committed fraud, has no merit.

The court papers were made public on Tuesday.

Two weeks ago ACF Industries, a railcar component maker closely associated with Icahn, sued Steel Partners in Delaware Chancery Court, saying the fund firm failed to properly inform investors about plans to turn one of its funds into a public company.

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