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Volume 14 - Number 4

February 21, 2014

Freddie Settles with Bankruptcy Estate of Lehman Brothers

Some five and a half years after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the remains of Lehman Brothers settled the legal claim by Freddie Mac stemming from $1.2 billion in loans made by the GSE to the investment bank just before the financial collapse. Judge Shelley Chapman of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan approved this week the settlement that would see Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. pays $767 million to the GSE to close out Freddie’s bid to collect on the unpaid loan.

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