In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the SEC obtained a final judgment against an adviser and his UK-based financial services firm for engaging in billions of dollars of U.S. securities transactions without registering as a broker-dealer.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed allegations that ten of the world's largest banks engaged in two interrelated antitrust conspiracies in the U.S. Treasury securities market.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that certain syndicated loans sold to institutional investors are not "securities" and rejected claims of violations of federal and state securities laws.
Three pension funds sued several major broker-dealers and their affiliates for allegedly inhibiting competition in the stock lending market.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn denied a motion for summary judgment by the Chamber of Commerce, et. al. to challenge and vacate the heightened fiduciary standards mandated by the DOL fiduciary rule.