Tag Archives: new-york-state

Hedge fund head ‘cooperative’ in Madoff probe

Reuters – Hedge fund founder Ezra Merkin is being cooperative with New York state’s top legal officer in its investigation of three funds as part of the probe into accused swindler Bernard Madoff, officials said on Wednesday. New York Attorney […]

N.Y. judge restrains Merkin funds in Madoff lawsuit

Boston Globe – A judge extended an order on Tuesday barring hedge fund founder Ezra Merkin from shutting down funds that had invested with accused swindler Bernard Madoff or withdrawing money from them. New York State Supreme Court Justice Richard […]

Suits Fly at the Plaza

New York Post – The developers of the famed landmark are fighting back following two multimillion-dollar lawsuits filed against them by separate penthouse buyers within the past two weeks. Developer El-Ad Properties, which renovated the 101-year-old building to include pricey […]

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank files suit over losses of London-based SIV

Financial Times – Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank has filed a lawsuit against two US banks and two rating agencies over losses from a collapsed $6bn structured investment vehicle, formerly managed by London-based hedge fund Cheyne Capital. In the suit in […]

Smith Gambrell Entangled in Hedge Fund Scandal

Law.com – Smith, Gambrell & Russell and one of its former attorneys are caught up in the expensive brouhaha surrounding International Management Associates, a now-defunct investment firm which bilked pro football players, a former Scientific-Atlanta CEO and other well-heeled investors […]

Wachovia, Fifth Third had losses in Citi hedge fund

Reuters – Wachovia Corp said on Monday it has had significant losses from a Citigroup hedge fund, joining Fifth Third Bancorp, which disclosed its loss in an April lawsuit. Wachovia spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said a $315 million write-down the bank […]