The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut ordered a former precious metals trader to pay a civil monetary penalty for placing orders with the intention of canceling them prior to execution.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York determined that the CFTC failed to prove that a Chicago trader and his firm had either manipulated or attempted to manipulate the price of certain interest rate swaps.
A U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. from allegations that they conspired to stop the CFTC from approving the application of a competing exchange.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered two Ireland-based companies that operate an online "prediction market" trading website to pay a $3 million penalty for violating a 2005 cease and desist order and illegally trading binary options.
The Supreme Court found that "tippees" who trade on material non-public information may be found criminally liable even when there is no evidence of a pecuniary or tangible benefit to the insider who delivered the tip.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Analisa Torres, dismissed the CFTC's argument that it did not prove the intent to create an artificial price in order for it to establish a manipulation claim against an investment firm and the firm's CEO.
District Judge Paul Friedman of the D.C. District Court (the "Court") issued a long-awaited opinion in the ongoing lawsuit filed by SIFMA, ISDA and the Institute of International Bankers (the "Associations") against the CFTC's Cross-Border Guidance. The Associations filed the lawsuit on December 4...