Derivative traders leading the lawsuit sought preliminary approval for the deal from Judge
The lawsuit, filed in 2015, is part of a wave of related class actions seeking to recover Libor rate rigging damages on behalf of individual and institutional investors, including municipalities and pension funds. The Sterling Libor suit targeted members of the 16-bank panel that set the benchmark.
Broderick dismissed most of the case in 2018, except for limited claims against
UBS and the traders separately asked the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to review the case. The cross-appeals are still pending.
Lovell Stewart Halebian Jacobson LLP and Lowey Dannenberg PC are lead counsel for the traders. Deutsche Bank is represented by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
The case is Sonterra Capital Master Fund Ltd. v. Barclays Bank Plc, S.D.N.Y., No. 15-cv-3538, motion for preliminary settlement approval filed 7/29/22.