A lawsuit between Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup Inc. over Wells' acquisition of Wachovia Corp. has been transferred from federal court to New York state court, where Citi began the litigation almost six months ago.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who has been presiding over the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, transferred the case on March 20 to New York State Supreme Court, where another judge will preside over issues relating to liability and damages.

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