First Department Allows $45 Million Fraud Claim To Proceed Against Patriarch Partners

March 27, 2017
In Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale v. Tilton, No. 651695/15, 2017 BL 55790 (App Div, 1st Dep’t Feb. 23, 2017), a divided panel of the New York Ap­pellate Division, First Department, affirmed a Commer­cial Division order that denied a motion to dismiss a $45 million fraud claim against Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Part­ners LLC (“Patriarch”), and two Patriarch affiliates, stemming from their management of two collateralized debt obligation (“CDO”) funds. Justices Richard T. Andrias and David B. Saxe dissented in part, opining that the majority should have dismissed the fraud claim as time-barred because the plaintiffs-investors were on no­tice of the alleged fraud more than two years before they filed suit.

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