Rome Was Sued In A Day

Securities class actions brought in U.S. courts by foreign investors? Lots of them. Securities class actions brought in U.S. courts against foreign companies? Commonplace. But how about a securities class action brought in a U.S. court against a foreign state? Now we’re talking.

In Aguayo v. Republic of Italy, 05 CV 7717 (S.D.N.Y.), filed last week, the plaintiff has brought a suit against Italy and the underwriters of its debt securities issued in this country. The complaint alleges that the relevant registration statements “understated Italy’s debt, so that Italy could report that it complied with the European Union requirement that debt be limited to 3% of gross domestic product.”

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under All The News That's Fit To Blog, Curiouser and Curiouser

One response to “Rome Was Sued In A Day

  1. Rome Sacked Again…

    Lyle Roberts and Peitro Adami point us to Aguayo v. Republic of Italy, 05 CV 7717 (S.D.N.Y.) a case in which a plaintiff has brought suit against Italy and the underwriters of its debt issued in the United States.  It is common to see securities …