November 10, 2008

A New Chapter in the CSX Dispute

As noted in this WSJ article, a Section 16(b) claim has been filed against the two hedge funds that were locked in a dispute with CSX Corp. earlier this year. A CSX shareholder has filed suit against The Children’s Investment Fund Management and 3G Capital Partners, seeking to recover (on behalf of CSX and its shareholders) alleged short swing profits arising from the funds’ transactions in CSX securities and derivatives. This could be a very interesting case, as was the earlier litigation, which focused attention on the funds’ use of derivatives in the contest for control of CSX. In his Blog, Alan Dye provides further thoughts on this development.