NEW YORK, April 5 A federal appeals court in New
York said on Friday that the Federal Housing Finance Agency can
proceed with its lawsuit against UBS AG over mortgage
losses at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
In rejecting UBS' request to dismiss the case, the 2nd U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals said that FHFA's case was timely
because it began within three years after the agency became the
conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The 2nd Circuit also
said the FHFA had standing to pursue the case.
The decision upheld a lower court ruling that also rejected
UBS' bid to dismiss the lawsuit.
The case is Federal Housing Finance Agency v. UBS Americas
Inc et al, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-3207.