Ex-Judge Named Special Master In Fannie Mae Suit

Law360, New York (November 9, 2009, 6:00 PM EST) -- A former federal judge has been appointed special master to oversee discovery disputes between Fannie Mae and its former auditor KPMG LLP in multidistrict litigation stemming from the mortgage giant's 2004 accounting scandal.

Thomas Penfield Jackson, a former judge with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, will decide disputes between the two parties over privilege, confidentiality and the redaction of documents produced in discovery.

Fannie Mae and KPMG agreed in June to have a special master assigned to the case, and Judge Richard...
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