Bay State firm is sued in Madoff scandal

Boston Globe – Investors of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff have filed 18 lawsuits against Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. in an effort to recoup $3.3 billion that its hedge fund group lost in the scandal. But the Springfield insurer is trying to distance itself from the ordeal and says it has no liability in the matter.

MassMutual maintains that the losses racked up by investors in its hedge fund group, Tremont Group Holdings Inc., are their own – and not the responsibility of the insurance company. Tremont had the second-largest loss among Madoff clients after Fairfield Greenwich Advisors, a New York hedge fund that lost $7.5 billion.

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