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The Manipulation Monitor: A Guide to Financial Market Manipulation Antitrust Litigation

Commentary on Antitrust and Other Competition Law Litigation Relating to the Financial Services Industry.
Posted: October 28, 2020

Class Cert Denied in In Re Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation

In In re Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation (Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs), No. 14-cv-3116-PAE (S.D.N.Y.), United States District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer denied class certification based on the failure to plaintiffs’ expert to establish the predominance of common issues among the proposed class members regarding antitrust injury.

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Posted: October 23, 2020

LIBOR Class Action: Settlement Update

Here is an update regarding settlement in In Re: Libor-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation, 11-MD-02262 (“In re Libor“), the Multi-District Litigation in the Southern District of New York relating to relating to manipulation of LIBOR or the London Interbank Offered Rate for the U.S. dollar.

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Posted: August 28, 2020

Update on Alleged Manipulation of the Market for Mexican Government Bonds

Schlam Stone & Dolan attorney John Whelan has posted an update on events in the consolidated actions in the Southern District of New York before Judge Oetken known as In re Mexican Government Bonds Antitrust Litigation, 18-cv-02830 (In re MGB), which relates to allegations of a conspiracy among several banks to inflate the price of Mexican Government Bonds, debt securities issued by the Mexican government at regularly scheduled weekly auctions . . .

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Posted: July 15, 2020

Court Denies Motion to Dismiss on Jurisdictional Grounds in In re Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation

In FujiFilm Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. v. Goldman Sachs & Co., 15 CV 8307, decided under In re Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation, 13 MD 2481, United States District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the Southern District of New York issued a decision denying a motion to dismiss brought under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) by two foreign affiliates of other defendants, based on his finding that the foreign affiliates were alleged to have sufficient contacts with the United States relating to plaintiff’s claim . . .

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Posted: July 1, 2020

Plaintiffs in Mexican Government Bond Antitrust Case Settle With Two Defendant Groups; Get Defendants’ Evidence and Cooperation

In June 1, 2020, filings related to Plaintiffs’ motion to preliminarily approve Class Settlements, Plaintiffs in In re Mexican Government Bonds Antitrust Litigation revealed that Barclays and JPMorgan have agreed to settle the claims against them in exchange for providing evidence supporting Plaintiffs’ claims, including chatroom transcripts.

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