The suit, filed on March 27 in U.S. District Court in New York, alleges that JPMorgan Chase incurred losses in the securities lending cash collateral pools it managed for the plan through an investment in medium-term notes issues by Sigma Finance despite “unmistakable—yet unheeded—warnings concerning Sigma.”
The suit seeks recovery of unspecified losses as well as restoration of profits that JPMorgan Chase gained through its financing agreement with Sigma. The plan also is seeking class-action status.
David H. Prince, Imperial County retirement administrator, did not return a call seeking comment on the plan’s lawsuit.
John Johnman, a JPMorgan Chase Bank spokesman, said the firm “cannot comment on any pending litigation.”