Investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac accused the U.S. of depriving them of the value of their preferred shares when it changed the terms of its takeover of the mortgage finance companies in August 2012.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by two investors represented by Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP and seeking class-action status, is at least the fourth lawsuit challenging aspects of the bailout.

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