September 11, 2017 (Washington, DC) — Hausfeld, a global claimants’ law firm dedicated to handling complex litigation, announced today that the court in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, 13-cv-7789 (S.D.N.Y.), granted plaintiffs’ motion to preliminarily approve five settlements in the case.
These settlements with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, Société Générale, and Standard Chartered add more than $110 million to the settlements to date in the action. To date, more than $2.12 billion has been recovered for the plaintiff class.
Michael D. Hausfeld, Chairman of Hausfeld, stated: “Today’s preliminary approval order is a large step forward toward returning the funds from these settlements to FX market participants who were harmed. Moreover, the cooperation secured under these settlements will also assist in pursuing the case against the remaining defendants.”
The Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation alleges that the world’s largest financial institutions conspired to manipulate prices paid in the $5.3-trillion-per-day foreign exchange market from 2007 to 2013. The case is currently pending before Judge Lorna G. Schofield in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Hausfeld serves as plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel in the case with Scott + Scott LLP.
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