WASHINGTON - A third class action lawsuit alleging Wall Street and other firms engaged in price-fixing of municipal derivatives and guaranteed investment contracts has been filed in a federal court in New York by a Mississippi county. However, the attorneys who filed two earlier suits in a federal court here are urging a federal panel to transfer and consolidate all of the cases here.

Hinds County, Miss., which includes the state capitol of Jackson, filed its suit against 35 firms on behalf of itself "and all other similarly situated state and municipal entities" in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, on March 13.

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