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    • Nelson Peltz, anyone who follows him and all you ninnies deserve to be laughed at. What a bunch of losers.

    • Never ceases to entertain me. $450 million in losses - STT led these suckers like lambs to slaughter and now look how well STT is doing. Isn't it beautiful.

    • Oh look, STT mismanaged another pension fund:

      (Reuters) - The Supreme Court is allowing General Motors Co (GM.N) employees whose pension plans lost money to pursue their case against a State Street Corp (STT.N) unit over its management of their retirement savings plans before the automaker went bankrupt.

      Without comment, the court refused on Monday to review the case and let stand a February ruling from a lower court that allowed the workers to sue State Street Bank and Trust Co.

      The 2009 lawsuit said the bank should have acted faster to sell a 401(k) investment fund's shares in GM stock after the automaker's business troubles came to light.

      GM filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in June 2009, two months after State Street began to sell the GM shares.

      But the employees said the selling should have started by mid-2008, when GM's bleak outlook had become obvious. They accused State Street of violating its duties under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

      State Street said ERISA had shielded it from liability since it did not cause the losses and the employees themselves had decided to invest in the GM fund.

      A district court in Michigan agreed, but the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived the case in February.

      "State Street had a fiduciary duty to select and maintain only prudent investment options in the plans," even if employees chose which investments to make, Circuit Judge Thomas Anderson wrote for the 6th Circuit panel.

      GM emerged from bankruptcy in July 2009.

      In their appeal to the Supreme Court, lawyers for State Street said the ruling had added to a split among federal courts of appeal over whether plan managers are liable for investment decisions made by employees.

      State Street, in an emailed statement, said it was disappointed the court refused to hear the case, but that the company would continue to defend itself in the litigation.

      The lawsuit is one of numerous "stock drop" class actions arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

      In October, the high court refused to review a pair of similar cases against Citigroup Inc (C.N) and McGraw-Hill Cos (MHP.N) by thousands of employees who invested in those companies' stocks through their retirement plans.

      These workers said problems with subprime mortgage exposure at Citigroup and with the Standard & Poor's rating agency unit of McGraw-Hill made investments in the companies' stocks inappropriate.

      The case is State Street Bank and Trust Co v. Pfeil et al, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 12-256.

      (Reporting by Terry Baynes; Editing by Howard Goller, Lisa Von Ahn and Bernard Orr)

      Mismanagement of pension funds seems to be a theme with STT. Is anyone keeping count of how many pension funds STT screwed up? At this rate, STT will run out of pension funds to gut.

    • I'm still laughing at the suckers losing $450 million while STT gets away with a petty fine. STT led these suckers like lambs to slaughter. And look at that, the expendable suckers were replaced with more expendable suckers. You can't deny the profitability of this business model. It's a gift that keeps on giving and everyone will buy more STT because of it.

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