As we blogged about before, an Italian bank that provided $180 million in credit protection on a CDO called “Pyxis” sued U.S. hedge fund Magnetar and others for allegedly conspiring to secretly place risky assets into Pyxis so that Magnetar could bet against the CDO and profit from its collapse. This evening, two [UPDATE: three] of the defendants moved to dismiss. The CDO arranger, Credit Agricole, moved to dismiss because (among other reasons) the core allegation was based on speculation from news accounts relating to other deals:
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