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Fremont sues everyone but Lehman Bros.

By Matt Artz
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 6:29 pm in Uncategorized.

Like several other cities/counties that lost money in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, Lehman is suing just about everyone other than Lehman in its effort to recoup the $4 million it lost.

Fremont had a about $2 million corporate bond and $2 million commercial paper investment with Lehman that are worth nothing since the investment bank went belly up. Fremont’s investment holdings are worth more than $300 million. The city is trying its luck with bankruptcy court and holding out hope that the feds will allow cities to recoup their losses.

But if that doesn’t pan out, its holding out hope that it can recoup its loses by suing the firms that handled the investment and didn’t tell them that Lehman was about to go kaput. The County of San Mateo and the city of Long Beach are doing the same thing with the same lawyers, a Fremont official said.

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