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Bank of New York

A thread on Linked-In raises the question of why the opportunity to join in the class action announced against Commonwealth Bank of Australia is not available to many shareholders. Here's a simplified guide to class actions - and why the CBA case bears more than a passing resemblance to a shareholder action against The Bank of New York.

Nigel Morris-Cotterill
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From World Money Laundering Report Vol. 1, No. 1
October 1999

The Bank of New York story broke in the newspapers almost by accident, it seems. As the weeks have gone by, it appears that rivalry between various law enforcement agencies in the USA and elsewhere led to a lack of co-operation and information that would have helped one organisation being held back by others.