Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is facing a class-action lawsuit in relation to the market timing scandal battering the mutual fund industry. The suit, filed by New York law firm Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, claims CIBC facilitated the illegal late trading conducted by MFS and helped defraud investors. It spans from 2001 to 2003. Also named in the suit is Paul Flynn, the former CIBC managing director of equity investment accused of providing financing for hedge funds that engaged in the late trading and timing activities. CIBC has yet to file a statement of defense.
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