In an opinion issued today, Judge Engelmayer dismissed a putative class action lawsuit brought against rating agency Standard & Poor’s for allegedly fraudulent misstatements contained in its ratings of Fannie Mae preferred stock. The plaintiffs had alleged that S&P’s high ratings of the stock had induced them to buy. Judge Engelmayer dismissed the plaintiffs’ state law securities fraud, common law fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims under SLUSA.
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