A US court in Illinois denied a motion of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to potentially introduce evidence of new trading allegedly consistent with prior trading engaged in by two defendants that the agency last year charged constituted prohibited spoofing under a novel “flipping” theory. The court said the CFTC’s motion was premature and denied it “without prejudice.” (Click here for details regarding the CFTC’s motion in the article, “Defendants in Pending Alleged Spoofing Case Told by CFTC Evidence Might Be Expanded to Include New February 2016 Conduct” in the February 14, 2016 edition of Bridging the Week.)