ISDAfix Case Update (June 2018): Settlements for the Remaining Five Defendants Have Received Preliminary Approval

By Andrew Lasky, Legal Product Specialist, Financial Recovery Technologies

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman preliminarily approved the final proposed $96 million settlement with the remaining 5 defendants in the Alaska Electrical Pension Fund v. Bank of America Corp. et al (ISDAfix) antitrust class action lawsuit. The 5 remaining defendants include: BNP Paribas, Wells Fargo, ICAP Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley and Nomura Securities International. ISDAfix is the leading benchmark for fixed rates on interest-rate swaps.

These 5 defendants join the other 10 settling defendant banks who had previously settled with affected investors for a total of $408.5 million. Newly Settling Defendants have agreed to contribute to the Settlement Fund as follows:

  • BNP Paribas $33,500,000
  • ICAP Capital Markets LLC $11,500,000
  • Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC $33,500,000
  • Nomura Securities International, Inc. $8,750,000
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. $8,750,000

This brings the settlement pool to over $500 million. Class counsel has proposed a claims filing date in late fall of 2018, with the current claims filing date for the $408.5 settlement pool set for July 16, 2018.

FRT will continue to monitor this matter for key dates that impact this Antitrust case.

Read the Law360 article ‘$96M Deal With Last 5 Firms In ISDAfix Suit Gets 1st OK’ to learn more.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Settlement Class Period: January 1, 2016 – January 31, 2014
  • July 16, 2018: Claims Filing Deadline – deadline for submitting Claim Forms
  • May 30, 2018: Fairness Hearing
  • April 30, 2018: Opt-Out Deadline

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