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US court orders banks to defend lawsuits accusing them of benchmark rate rigging

Published Tue, Mar 29, 2016 · 09:50 PM

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BANK of America Corp, Barclays Plc and a dozen more banks must face investor claims that they rigged a benchmark used in the sales of interest rate derivatives and other financial instruments.

US District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan on Monday rebuffed the banks' request to throw out antitrust lawsuits accusing the institutions of colluding to set ISDAfix, affecting trillions of dollars of financial instruments. The rate is used to s…

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