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Harbinger Can’t Use 2nd Circ. Ruling To Nix Fraud Suit: Class

September 20, 2013 In The News

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 5:36 PM ET) — Plaintiffs in a putative securities fraud class action against Harbinger Capital Partners on Thursday challenged the hedge fund’s claim in New York federal court that a recent Second Circuit ruling supports the dismissal of the class claims, saying the cited case does not apply.

The proposed class in February 2012 brought state law claims in federal court accusing Harbinger and founder Philip Falcone of failing to tell investors that they would invest nearly 60 percent of the entire fund in LightSquared, a now-bankrupt broadband company. Falcone…

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