Deutsche Bank Dropped From La. Pacific's ARS Suit

Law360, New York (March 30, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed a Deutsche Bank AG unit from Louisiana Pacific Corp.'s lawsuit against Money Market 1 Institutional Investment Dealer over a $300 million investment in auction rate securities.

Judge Jeffrey S. White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that even though Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. failed to disclose the extent of its support for the ARS market in its offering materials, Louisiana Pacific's claim that the securities originator withheld information in order to generate massive...
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