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UBS re-Files Highland Capital CDO Case

UBS is re-filing its lawsuit against distressed hedge fund firm Highland Capital claiming the firm did the Swiss bank out of $686 million in a CDO deal.

The new case, filed Monday in New York State court, is reminiscent of the SEC’s case against Goldman Sachs over a CDO deal gone bad. However, in the UBS case, it is the bank that is claiming to be the wronged party.

UBS is alleging that Highland didn’t tell it about some of its counterparties’ weaknesses when the bank consented to restructure the CDO deal after losses started piling up 2007.