Lawsuits

Federal Regulators Plan To Approve Lawsuit Against Jon Corzine

Former New Jersey governor was head of MF Global when it collapsed

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Federal regulators are poised to sue Jon S. Corzine over the collapse of MF Globaland the brokerage firm's misuse of customer money during its final days, a blowup that rattled Wall Street and cast a spotlight on Mr. Corzine, the former New Jersey governor who ran the firm until its bankruptcy in 2011.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the federal agency that regulated MF Global, plans to approve the lawsuit as soon as this week, according to law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case. In a rare move against a Wall Street executive, the agency has informed Mr. Corzine's lawyers that it aims to file the civil case without offering him the opportunity to settle, setting up a legal battle that could drag on for years.