Article: Big banks win dismissal of U.S. Treasury rigging litigation

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Big banks win dismissal of U.S. Treasury rigging litigation

Jonathan Stempel, 31 March 2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed long-running litigation accusing 10 large banks of conspiring to suppress competition in the now $21.2 trillion market for U.S. Treasury securities.

U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan ruled against 21 pension, retirement and benefit funds, as well as unions, banks, individuals, and companies that traded in Treasuries, in the proposed antitrust class action.

The defendants included Bank of America, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, NatWest Group and UBS, as well as trading platform operator Tradeweb Markets. Continue reading “Article: Big banks win dismissal of U.S. Treasury rigging litigation”

Article: Wall Street Giants Beat Treasury Auction Rigging MDL

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Wall Street Giants Beat Treasury Auction Rigging MDL

Dean Seal, 30 March 2021

A New York federal judge ruled Wednesday that he has yet to see any direct evidence that Wall Street banks including Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse conspired to manipulate the $14 trillion market for securities issued by the U.S. Treasury Department.

U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe dismissed long-running multidistrict litigation accusing a group of banks that also included JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley of rigging auctions for Treasury Department bonds and other securities, on top of reducing competition in a secondary market for those securities. Continue reading “Article: Wall Street Giants Beat Treasury Auction Rigging MDL”

Article: U.S. judge tosses former SAC Capital trader’s insider trading guilty plea

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U.S. judge tosses former SAC Capital trader’s insider trading guilty plea

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in Manhattan on Friday threw out the 2013 insider trading guilty plea of a former trader at SAC Capital Advisors LP, the hedge fund once run by billionaire Steven A. Cohen, saying recent changes in the law meant there were not enough facts to support the plea.

The trader, Richard Choo-Beng Lee, 62, had been a major cooperating witness and one of the first to plead guilty in former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s insider trading crackdown, which began in 2009 and led to more than 80 guilty pleas and convictions.

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Article: CREDIT SUISSE INTERNATIONAL HAS MARKET MANIPULATION LAWSUIT AGAINST IT DISMISSED

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CREDIT SUISSE INTERNATIONAL HAS MARKET MANIPULATION LAWSUIT AGAINST IT DISMISSED

MARIA NIKOLOVA, 26 March 2018

Credit Suisse International (CSI) has had the complaint against it dropped in a case targeting a number of primary dealers of US Treasuries. The order, filed earlier today with the New York Southern District Court, was signed by Judge Paul Gardephe on March 23, 2018.

The order stipulates that CSI is no longer a party in the market manipulation case captioned Breakwater Trading LLC et al v. Bank Of America Corporation et al (1:17-cv-06497). The plaintiffs have voluntarily dismissed all claims against CSI without prejudice to reassert such claims against CSI at a later time should evidence arise in discovery or otherwise that reveals information providing a basis for joining CSI on the claims being litigated in this case. Continue reading “Article: CREDIT SUISSE INTERNATIONAL HAS MARKET MANIPULATION LAWSUIT AGAINST IT DISMISSED”