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J.P. Morgan Chase fired back at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s attempt to dismiss a J.P. Morgan lawsuit against it, citing emails it says suggest Lehman knowingly misled J.P. Morgan into keeping "goat poo" securities that Lehman brokerage buyer Barclays Group PLC didn't want. In a bankruptcy court filing made Thursday, J.P. Morgan says two Lehman employees "referred to both RACERS and another security called Fenway [commercial paper securities] as'goat poo' to be scattered in 'other people's backyards.'" The J.P. Morgan suit is in response to a lawsuit Lehman filed in May, alleging that J.P. Morgan illegally siphoned billions of dollars from Lehman as it collapsed in September 2008. [Dow Jones]

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