CME Group Can't Shake Antitrust Claims In USFE Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 11:08 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday allowed some antitrust claims against the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. to proceed in a dispute accusing them of conspiring to prevent U.S. Futures Exchange LLC from creating a competing exchange.

U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel rejected CME's argument that USFE cannot show injury from the alleged anti-competitive conduct when “trading is up and fees are down” in the commodities market, according to his order.

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Case Information

Case Title

US Futures Ex LLC, et al v. Bd Trade Cty of Chgo, et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable Thomas M. Durkin

Date Filed

October 20, 2004


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