In an opinion Monday, the Second Circuit reversed Judge Buchwald’s dismissal of antitrust claims based on the alleged manipulation of LIBOR (covered here).  Judge Buchwald ruled that the process of establishing LIBOR was a “cooperative” endeavor that, even if manipulated, would not cause harm to competition for purposes of the antitrust laws.  The Second

In a wide-ranging 433-page ruling yesterday, Judge Buchwald concluded (among many other things) that certain individual plaintiffs could bring fraud claims against banks they accuse of manipulating LIBOR.

The introduction of the opinion notes that the fraud claims present the plaintiffs, after four years of litigation, with a potential “comprehensive remedy”:

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In an opinion issued today, Judge Scheindlin dismissed in its entirety a putative class action complaint brought on behalf of investors who purchased shares of British bank Barclays between July 2007 and June 2012. The plaintiffs had accused Barclays of participating in two schemes to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), which sets rates at which banks lend to each other basedon the answers to surveys provided by participating banks.
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