Case Spotlight: USD LIBOR Eurodollar Futures

Disbursement DateCase NameClaim DeadlineSettlement Fund
10/01/2020Wells Fargo & Company01/23/2019$480,000,000.00
10/05/2020TransGenomic, Inc.10/29/2019$1,950,000.00
10/09/2020Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.04/15/2019$160,000,000.00
10/13/2020Inovalon Holdings, Inc.07/30/2019$17,000,000.00
10/15/2020Optiver Commodities Litigation Settlement08/03/2015$16,750,000.00
10/29/2020CitiGroup, Inc.07/01/2018$75,000,001.00
10/30/2020SunEdison, Inc.11/27/2019$74,000,000.00
11/03/2020Power Solutions International, Inc.06/13/2019$8,500,000.00
11/04/2020Americas Energy Company10/08/2019$4,315,640.00
11/06/2020ITC Holdings Corporation09/20/2017$5,000,000.00
11/06/2020Apollo Education Group, Inc.07/19/2019$7,400,000.00
11/06/2020Quantum Corporation12/13/2019$8,150,000.00
11/09/2020Poseidon Concepts Corporation (Canada)02/07/2019$34,632,800.00
11/11/2020Commvault Systems, Inc.06/20/2018$12,500,000.00
LSB Industries, Inc.07/23/2019$18,450,000.00
11/16/2020SITO Mobile Limited04/16/2020$1,250,000.00
11/20/2020Diamond Foods Inc.07/29/2019$5,250,000.00
11/24/2020Abbvie Inc12/04/2019$16,750,000.00
11/25/2020Crude Oil$16,500,000.00
12/2/2020Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.9/3/2019$250,000,000.00
12/14/2020Logitech International SA3/11/2019$7,575,000.00
12/17/2020Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.4/3/2020$15,000,000.00

In March 2020, the New York Federal Court entered an order to preliminarily approve a partial settlement of the class action lawsuit involving the alleged manipulation of the U.S. Dollar LIBOR rates, specifically as the tie to Eurodollar Futures against the Defendants in the amount of $187m. Those who transacted in Eurodollar Futures Contracts and/or Options on Eurodollar Futures during the class period may be eligible for recovery.

This settlement addresses the Exchange-Based Plaintiffs, who transacted in Eurodollar futures contracts and options on Eurodollar futures, for suing various banks claiming that the banks individually and collectively manipulated U.S. Dollar LIBOR to benefit their trading positions and engaged in the suppression of LIBOR. Plaintiffs claim that the banks’ alleged conduct manipulated Eurodollar Futures prices to artificial levels between January 1, 2003 and May 31, 2011. As a result, Exchange-Based Plaintiffs claim that they traded Eurodollar futures contracts at artificial price levels, paying more and/or receiving less than they would have absent Defendants’ manipulation of the U.S. Dollar LIBOR rate.

There are numerous cases filed in various courts on behalf of different entities and individuals who were potentially affected by the alleged manipulation of LIBOR by Defendants. Many of those cases were transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and have been consolidated as: In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Litigation, 11-MD-2262. The Settlements that are the subject of the USD LIBOR Eurodollar Futures Settlement were made with Plaintiffs in the Exchange-Based Plaintiffs’ Action only.

It is important to keep in mind that the lawsuit continues against the remaining eight banks, including:

  • Credit Suisse Group AG (“Credit Suisse”);
  • Lloyds TSB Bank plc, Lloyds Banking Group PLC, and HBOS plc (together, “Lloyds”);
  • WestLB AG and Westdeutsche Immobilienbank AG (together, “WestLB”);
  • UBS AG (“UBS”);
  •  The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (“RBS”);
  • Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (“Rabobank”);
  • The Norinchukin Bank (“Norinchukin”);
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd (“Bank of Tokyo”); and
  • Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”).

However, for the seven Settling Defendants, a deadline of December 1, 2020 has been set for filing a claim in this settlement pool. If you transacted in Eurodollar Futures Contracts and/or options on Eurodollar Futures on Exchanges such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange during the relevant class period, contact your FRT representative or email us.

Settling Defendants in USD LIBOR Eurodollar Futures Settlement

CaseLIBOR Green Pond
Settlement Amount: $21,775,000
Claims:Alleged manipulation of over-the-counter financial derivative and non-derivative U.S. Dollar LIBOR instruments
Relevant Period:August 1, 2007 - May 31, 2010
Covered Instruments:Asset swaps, collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, forward rate agreements, inflation swaps, interest rate swaps, total return swaps, options, or floating rate notes
Claim Deadline:January 3, 2021

Important dates and deadlines

  • Settlement Class Period: January 1, 2003 – May 31, 2011
  • December 1, 2020: Claims Filing Deadline – deadline for submitting Claim Forms
  • September 17, 2020: Fairness Hearing
  • August 27, 2020: Opt-Out Deadline

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