The Houston Chronicle reports (in last Friday’s edition) that an amended complaint has been filed in the securities class action against Dynegy, Inc. (NYSE: DYN). The amended complaint alleges that Dynegy hid an $850 million loan from Citicorp, known as the “Black Thunder” transaction, in an off-balance-sheet company in 2000 to avoid a downgrade of Dynegy’s debt. The Black Thunder loan is one of two transactions cited in the suit.
Quote of note: “The deadline for filing the amended complaint against Dynegy had been extended numerous times to enable the company and plaintiffs time to negotiate a settlement. A spokesman for the University of California [the lead plaintiff in the case] would not confirm whether those talks were still under way but said the school remains open to settlement talks.”