BUZZ-Ithaca Energy: Statement of claim knocks shares
** Ithaca Energy's London-listed shares slumps as much as 19 pct, 2nd top loser on FTSE AIM Oil and Gas Index & on track for largest intra-day fall in 3 mnths
** Co says received a statement of claim from a law firm regarding alleged misrepresentation of information over completion of modifications at a floating production facility at its Greater Stella Area asset in the North Sea
** North Sea oil and gas co, which refutes any allegations and strongly denies any suggested wrongdoing, does not immediately respond to a request for further comments
** Stock trades in heavy volumes, with over 2 mln shares having changed hands within the first half an hour of trading vs daily avg of 1.6 mln
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