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Goldman Sachs Estimates ‘Possible’ Legal Losses at $3.4 Billion

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2011 07:15 AM

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the fifth-biggest U.S. bank by assets, estimated that its “reasonably possible” losses from legal cases against the firm may amount to as much as $3.4 billion.

The estimate, which includes cases where parties are demanding that Goldman Sachs repurchase securities, was disclosed in the firm’s annual 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today.

The estimate is for the “aggregate amount of reasonably possible losses” as of Dec. 31, 2010, the filing said.

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