Judge Junks Lawsuit Against S&P

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No, not that one. But gratifying all the same.

S&P had moved this summer to dismiss the IKB lawsuit, arguing the case is governed by German law that stipulates a three-year statute of limitations. The structured investment vehicle, called Rhinebridge, was created in mid-2007….

"We are pleased that the court granted our motion and dismissed the claims against us," said an S&P spokesman.

U.S. Judge Dismisses German Bank Suit Against S&P [WSJ]

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