Citibank Wins Bid To Keep $73M Fraud Suit In Federal Court

Law360, Los Angeles (December 4, 2013, 6:07 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday rejected Korean technology firm Simmtech Co. Ltd.’s motion to remand to state court its $73 million fraud suit accusing Citibank NA of duping Simmtech into investing in derivatives contracts to hedge against currency fluctuations by hiding risks.

Simmtech, which makes printed circuit boards for semiconductors, alleged in a complaint filed in New York state court that Citibank failed to disclose that “knock in-knock out” derivatives “were highly complex, exotic, risky foreign exchange vehicles that exposed Simmtech to virtually unlimited...
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