Morgan Stanley may lose $292M on Deutsche Bank suit

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Morgan Stanley said on Monday it could lose more than $290 million from a lawsuit by Deutsche Bank National Trust over the quality of about $735 million of the Wall Street firm's mortgages.

Deutsche Bank in April last year filed a complaint that alleged Morgan Stanley had falsely represented the quality of the loans, the U.S. bank said in a regulatory filing.

The loans were in a trust backed by a Morgan Stanley unit in which the Deutsche Bank subsidiary was a trustee, the filing said.

Morgan Stanley said the Southern District of New York court last month denied in part the company's motion to dismiss the case.

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The bank estimated a loss of about $292 million, plus other costs, as a result of the judgment.