Lehman Sues To Slash Syncora’s $1.3B Mortgage Note Claim

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT) -- Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. on Thursday sued Syncora Guarantee Inc. in New York bankruptcy court, aiming to slash the bond insurer’s $1.3 billion claim alleging the fallen investment giant misled it about the quality of mortgage-backed notes it insured.

In an adversary proceeding launched in Manhattan, Lehman urged a judge to cut a substantial part of Syncora’s claim based on allegations that Lehman was dishonest about the quality of certain notes backed by mortgages when it brought Syncora on to insure them.

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