HSBC wins new trial in $2.46bn lawsuit

HSBC won a new trial in a decade-old securities fraud lawsuit that led to a $2.46bn judgment against the bank’s Household International unit.

Bloomberg News reports that a federal appeals court on Thursday set aside a 2009 verdict that three Household executives misled investors about its business practices.

While jurors made that initial determination after a month-long trial, it took four and a half more years to determine the proper amount of damages.

The three-judge appeals panel said the investors hadn’t shown the lenders shares drop wasn’t the result of other factors. The judges rejected the investors’ accounting for what it called 'non-fraud information' that could have affected the stock price. An expert witness had testified that that such information was insignificant.

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HSBC Wins New Trial in $2.46 Billion Securities Fraud Suit

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