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S&P open to settling Justice Department suit

The headquarters of Standard & Poor's rating agency in New York, September 18, 2012. Standard & Poor's intends to vigorously contest the US lawsuit on its mortgage bond ratings, but is open to a "reasonable settlement," a company official said TueStandard & Poor's intends to vigorously contest the US lawsuit on its mortgage bond ratings, but is open to a "reasonable settlement," a company official said Tuesday. "We are always open to a reasonable settlement," executive vice president and general counsel Ken Vittor said in a conference call.