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Gundlach Responds to TCW Lawsuit

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On Wednesday, Jeffrey Gundlach and DoubleLine Capital LP filed a cross-complaint and response to the lawsuit filed about a month ago by Gundlach's former employer TCW. Gundlach was terminated by TCW in early December 2009. In the cross-complaint, Gundlach and DoubleLine colleagues Barbara VanEvery, Cris Santa Ana, and Jeffrey Mayberry allege that TCW terminated Gundlach and his team in order to prevent them from collecting a predetermined percentage of management and performance fees they say they should have received under an early 2007 oral agreement. The cross-complaint argues that anticipated future fees owed under this agreement total at least $600 million and could even surpass $1.25 billion.

A TCW representative issued a statement to the media indicating that Gundlach's representation of his termination is erroneous and that the company would address all of Gundlach and DoubleLine's claims in court.

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