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Morgan Stanley warns it could lose US$292m in sub-prime suit
[NEW YORK] Morgan Stanley warned Monday it could lose some US$292 million in a lawsuit filed by Deutsche Bank over sub-prime mortgages.
Deutsche Bank, through the Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, filed a suit against Morgan Stanley last month.
The German bank says Morgan Stanley knowingly passed on to it mortgages with an original principal balance of US$735 million that were in fact toxic, according to a statement from Morgan Stanley.
A New York court has rejected the US bank's attempts to have the suit thrown out, Morgan Stanley said.
Morgan Stanley could incur a loss of up to approximately US$292 million, plus pre- and post-judgement interest, fees and costs, it said.