A federal judge has rejected a proposed co-lead plaintiff for the Monster Worldwide Inc. securities fraud class action because the representative knew nothing about the case.

Southern District of New York Judge Jed Rakoff said the Steamship Trade Association International Longshoremen’s Pension Fund (STA-ILA) was “simply the willing pawn of counsel” because it “has no interest in, genuine knowledge of, and/or meaningful involvement in this case.”

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