Judge Scolds SEC Over Collins & Aikman Filings

Law360, New York (March 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to produce largely unredacted versions of 29 documents that the agency had sought to shield in a suit against former executives of bankrupt Collins & Aikman Corp. over claims that they misrepresented the auto parts supplier's income to defraud investors.

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found on Tuesday that the bulk of the materials in the 29 documents were either purely factual or addressed...
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