August 12, 2003

First Union Settles Just Inside Courthouse

First Union National Bank has agreed to settle the securities class action suit against the company, based on its alleged participation in a securities fraud commited by Cyprus Funds, for $5 million. According to an article in the Sun-Sentinel, the settlement was reached after two days of testimony in a federal jury trial in Fort Lauderdale.

Quote of note: "Legal experts say the case against First Union was unusual because it resulted in a jury trial. While 'third parties' such as banks or law firms sometimes are sued in connection with securities fraud cases, usually such matters are settled out of court or dropped."

Posted by Lyle Roberts at August 12, 2003 7:15 PM | TrackBack
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