Zombie Lehman wants $8.2 billion back from Barclays

Like a bad zombie movie, Lehman has risen from the dead -- in court anyway.

A year after the former Wall Street titan blew up and touched off the global credit crisis, the rump Lehman has accused Barclays Capital of taking too much money (cough, $8.2 billion) when it bought some of the broker-dealer's key assets, the AP reported Wednesday.

The dispute highlights the absolute chaos that gripped the financial system a year ago, when major financial institutions were teetering or toppling left and right. Ordinarily, such deals require months of massive due diligence -- think teams of lawyers from multiple firms pouring over thousands of documents -- but when the financial system was falling apart, there was no time to ensure that $8.2 billion wouldn't fall through the cracks.