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Case Status:    ONGOING    
On or around 09/04/2019 (Ongoing date of last review)

Filing Date: April 05, 2018

Plaintiff's law firm issued a press release on April 5, 2018, announcing the lawsuit.

The Complaint alleges CBOE participated with others to manipulate the VIX “fear gauge” in a systematic manner during the 2004 to 2018 timeframe. This alleged improper manipulation caused economic damages to investors who traded in VIX futures, options and certain other VIX derivatives. As a consequence of these activities, the Complaint alleges that CBOE and a few of its preferred traders violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Commodity Exchange Act and the Sherman Act.

This case is part of the Multi-District Litigation consolidated under Docket 18-CV-04171 in the Northern District of Illinois. On September 28, 2018, Plaintiffs filed a consolidated Complaint. Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the consolidated Complaint on November 19. On May 29, 2019, the Court issued an Order granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. Plaintiffs were given leave to amend the Complaint. Plaintiffs filed a consolidated amended Complaint on July 19. On August 23, Plaintiffs filed a corrected consolidated amended Complaint.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Financial
Industry: Misc. Financial Services
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: CBOE
Company Market:
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: N.D. Illinois
DOCKET #: 18-CV-02435
JUDGE: Hon. Manish S. Shah
DATE FILED: 04/05/2018
CLASS PERIOD START: 03/26/2004
CLASS PERIOD END: 04/05/2018
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
  2. Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
No Document Title Filing Date
COURT: N.D. Illinois
DOCKET #: 18-CV-04171
JUDGE: Hon. Manish S. Shah
DATE FILED: 08/23/2019
CLASS PERIOD START: 03/26/2004
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/19/2019
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Freed Kanner London & Millen, LLC
    2201 Waukegan Road, Suite 130, Freed Kanner London & Millen, LLC, IL 60015
    224.632.4500 224.632.4521 · info@fklmlaw.com
  2. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2700, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, IL 60606
    .312.705.7400 ·
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