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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 04/30/2009 (Other)

Filing Date: September 23, 2008

According to a press release dated September 23, 2008, the action names some of the underwriters for the Series Z Preferred stock: Goldman Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. The action is brought on behalf of all purchasers of the Freddie Mac Series Z Preferred who purchased shares in or traceable to the November 29, 2007 initial public offering for this security.

The complaint alleges that the defendant underwriters violated Section 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. Plaintiff alleges that the Offering Circular and other offering materials for the $6 billion preferred stock offering, failed to warn investors about Freddie Mac's fatal exposure to mortgage-related losses, poor underwriting standards and risk management procedures, and the negative impact of those failings on the adequacy of Freddie Mac's capital. Defendants were underwriters of the Series Z Preferred initial public offering. They sold the shares to the public in a firm commitment underwriting at $25 per share less than a year ago. The shares now trade at $2 per share.


Sector: Financial
Industry: Consumer Financial Services
Headquarters: United States


Ticker Symbol: FRE-Z
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 08-CV-8181
JUDGE: Hon. Unassigned
DATE FILED: 09/23/2008
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/30/2008
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