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Author of the "Big Short" Being Sued for Defamation

Posted on 01 Mar 2011

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The author of "The Big Short," Michael Lewis, his publisher W.W. Norton & Company, and FrontPoint Partners' Steve Eisman are being sued for defamation by Wing Chau and his Harding Advisory.

Chau, a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) specialist, alleges that Lewis made false statements in his book about the mortgage meltdown in which he is portrayed as a "villian," that is responsible for the financial crisis, according to Reuters article cites court documents.

"The Big Short," was published in March 2010 and was on The New York Times Bestseller List.