Institutions preparing for tsunami of subprime lawsuits

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NEW YORK - The subprime debacle is morphing into a wave of litigation by shareholders over mismanaged investments. Figures published by Stanford Law School and Cornerstone Research state there has been a 43% rise in the number of securities fraud class action lawsuits from 2006 to 2007. The increase is due to a surge in filings from the finance sector, which quadrupled from 2006, with more than half attributed to subprime market disclosure issues. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, and fin

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