General Motors Corp.’s bankruptcy, which wiped out shareholders and left taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars, is generating a new wave of profit for hedge funds that supersized their claim by betting on an obscure pool of GM debt issued in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Harvey Miller, the lawyer guiding Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. through the biggest-ever U.S. bankruptcy, sipped a cappuccino at a tourist-filled cafe near Manhattan’s Central Park and reflected on how his client’s collapse five years ago went from unthinkable to inevitable.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., with seven of eight hedge funds it accused of spreading false rumors out of a lawsuit, may see the $24 billion case shrink again with a judge poised to rule whether racketeering counts allowing triple damages should be tossed.
Barclays Plc has won as much as $5.5 billion from the liquidator of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s brokerage since buying the defunct investment bank’s North American business more than three years ago.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, which asked at least seven lenders for money before filing for bankruptcy today, will pay 10 percent interest on a loan from JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Highbridge Capital Management LLC, plus fees.