Fund Manager Accuses Mass. Official Of Retaliation

Law360, New York (February 4, 2010, 6:04 PM EST) -- Hedge fund manager Phillip Goldstein's long-running spat with Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has taken a new turn, with Goldstein accusing Galvin of retaliating against him because of his prominence as an active opponent of excessive hedge fund regulation.

In a civil rights lawsuit filed Jan. 29 with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Goldstein alleged that his constitutionally protected rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances had been violated by Galvin, who brought an...
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