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By Jonathan Stempel
NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:) agreed to pay $60 million to settle class-action litigation by buyers who accused the biggest US financial institution of deliberately manipulating costs of treasured metals futures and choices.
The settlement disclosed on Friday stemmed from sprawling US authorities investigations right into a type of unlawful buying and selling in treasured metals and US Treasury markets, referred to as spoofing.
JPMorgan didn’t admit wrongdoing in agreeing to the settlement, which covers merchants in treasured metals futures and choices from March 2008 to August 2016 and requires approval by a federal choose in Manhattan.
Attorneys for the buyers referred to as the accord “substantively truthful,” sitting amongst different causes the dangers of continued litigation.
The payout would recuperate about 7% of the estimated $915 million of classwide damages, the attorneys added.
JPMorgan declined to remark.
Spoofing is the place merchants place orders they intend to cancel, hoping to maneuver costs to profit their market positions.
In Sept. 2020, JPMorgan entered a deferred prosecution settlement and agreed to pay $920 million, together with a $436 million prison high quality, to settle US authorities probes into spoofing in treasured metals and Treasuries.
The New York-based financial institution in September reached a $15.7 million settlement with buyers over Treasury spoofing.
Attorneys for the dear metals buyers plan to hunt as much as one-third of their settlement, or $20 million, to cowl authorized charges.
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