Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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Dec 8 2008 | 1:26am ET
A Connecticut hedge fund is fighting to be allowed to sue Polaroid Corp., one of the many companies caught up in the Tom Petters fraud case.
Greenwich-based Acorn Capital Group has joined a group of companies and investors asking a judge to lift the stay on lawsuits against Polaroid. U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery put a halt to the avalanche of suits against Petters, a Minnesota businessman and hedge fund manager, and his many business ventures, in an effort to give the court-appointed receivers a breather.
But Acorn and others on Friday asked for the right to pursue their individual disputes with Polaroid. Acorn says that $25 million of the $300 million it lent Petters went to Polaroid, secured by its inventory and receivables.
Petters was arrested in October, accused of orchestrating a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…