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Monday, October 22, 2012

Goldman's to face lawsuit

WALL Street titan Goldman Sachs will have to defend claims that it deliberately sold toxic subprime mortgages to an Australian hedge fund in 2007 as the US housing market began to unravel.

The New York Supreme Court has denied Goldman Sachs' bid to dismiss the $1.07 billion class action,

Read more here.

I dunno whether Goldman Sachs called clients "muppets", and sold paper to clients while shorting it in house, as other Wall Street banks did.  That's a matter for the court to decide.  If they did, they will deserve exemplary damages.  The Augean stables must be cleaned.

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