LOS ANGELES -- A court filing last week requested a partial distribution of $504.3 million from the settlement fund of the Washington Public Power Supply System bond fraud case, with Oct. 15 set as a target date.

The filing, by lawyers representing class action purchasers of WPPSS nuclear power units 4 and 5 bonds and their executive committee, could finally pave the way for investors to receive some money from litigation spawned by the massive $2.25 billion default in 1983.

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