In August, a federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement in a class action against Swiss insurance company, SCOR Holding AG. (See 4/10/2008 blog posting for details on class certification decision). The settlement would resolve claims by U.S. investors that the company’s predecessor, Converium Holding, misrepresented the company’s financial strength to investors during an initial public offering. SCOR has agreed to pay $75 million to resolve claims arising from Converium Holding AG’s IPO in December 2001. Converium’s former parent company, Zurich Financial Services, will pay $9.6 million to U.S. investors who purchased Converium stock on the New York Stock Exchange and the SWX Swiss Exchange. Both SCOR and Zurich have reached separate settlement agreements with foreign investors. Details are available in both the court’s Preliminary Approval Order and in the Memorandum of Law filed by Plaintiffs in support of the approval of the proposed settlement. In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Securities Litig., Case No. 04 Civ 7897 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 11, 2008).