Several large Wall Street firms that played a key role in financing nonprime lenders this week asked a federal judge to dismiss a nearly $2 billion civil fraud lawsuit filed by the trustee of Thornburg Mortgage, the now defunct Jumbo/super Jumbo lender.

In a new filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore, the banks – including JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Credit Suisse – are asking Judge Duncan Keir to throw out the lawsuit filed by the trustee.

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