DALLAS -- Nine mutual funds, an investor, and six financing corporations have asked a federal judge to award them more than $150 million in damages and fees for losses connected with a Texas jail securities fraud and conspiracy case.

In a motion filed last week in Houston's federal district court, the plaintiffs asked that Judge Simeon T. Lake enter a final judgment upholding a recent jury award for up to $84 million in punitive and actual damages as well as interest and attorneys' fees.

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