CHICAGO — An investor with a stake in $39 million of defaulted bonds issued for a failed artificial sweetener plant in Missouri has filed a lawsuit accusing underwriter Morgan Keegan & Co. and counsel Armstrong Teasdale LLP of providing false and misleading information in the offering statement.

Columbia-based Shelter Life Insurance Co. and its affiliates named Morgan Keegan, underwriters’ counsel Armstrong Teasdale, and the law firm’s partner Mark Boatman as defendants in the case filed Monday in Cole County Circuit Court in Missouri, alleging negligent misrepresentations and unjust enrichment.

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