CIFG Gets Fraud Claims Restored In $275M Goldman Suit

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A New York state appeals court on Tuesday revived CIFG Assurance North America Inc.'s claims that Goldman Sachs & Co. and M&T Bank Corp. duped it into backing up a $275 million portfolio of bad home mortgages, reversing a trial court's finding that the bond insurer's due diligence precluded a fraudulent inducement claim.

The unanimous decision reverses Manhattan trial Judge Peter Sherwood, who dismissed fraud claims against Goldman Sachs and co-defendant M&T Bank in May 2012, saying CIFG, a sophisticated party, should have done its homework...
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