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Monti Paschi Sues Nomura and $DB for Worthless Derivative Transaction

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, which yesterday received a 4.1 billion-euro ($5.3 billion) government bailout, sued Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) and Nomura (8604) Holdings Inc. over two derivatives that soured.

Monti Paschi filed separate suits in Florence seeking damages over two contracts from 2008 and 2009 dubbed Santorini and Alexandria, the Siena, Italy-based lender said in a statement today. The bank also sued former executives Antonio Vigni and Giuseppe Mussari over their involvement in the transactions. The lender didn’t specify how much it’s seeking….”

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