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CFTC Beats Kraft’s Motion to Dismiss on Novel Claim
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2015

In the first case of its kind, the CFTC accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section


Overstock.com to Sell Securities Using Bitcoin Blockchain Technology
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2015

Overstock.com has filed this Form S-3 which proposes to sell securities using Bitcoin blockchain technology. The S-3 has not yet been declared


CFTC brings first ever charges for insider trading in commodities
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

The CFTC issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Arya Motazedi for engaging in fraudulent transactions in the New York


CFTC addresses definition of eligible contract participant
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2012

Section 723(a)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended Section 2(e) of the Commodity Exchange Act, or CEA to provide that “it shall be unlawful for any person, other than an eligible contract participant, or ECP, to enter into a swap unless the swap is entered into on, or subject to the rules of, a board of trade designated as a contract market under section 5.”


CFTC provides Chief Compliance Officers additional time to submit annual reports
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2015

The CFTC's Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight issued a no-action letter to futures commission merchants, swap dealers and major swap


Kraft moves to dismiss novel CFTC manipulation claim
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2015

The CFTC accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the Commodities


SEC says fantasy stock trading violates securities laws; charges others for selling illegal security-based swaps
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2015

The SEC issued an Investor Alert which says fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws implemented by


ECP guarantor provisions in corporate credit agreements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2013

Many corporate credit agreements are supported by subsidiary guarantees. Those guarantees often include not only the guaranty of the obligations


Public company board approval for uncleared swaps
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2012

The CFTC has approved its final rule on the so-called “end-user exception” to the Dodd-Frank Act’s mandatory clearing requirement applicable to swaps required to be cleared (roughly, standardized swaps


CFTC’s initial attempts at data collection fail
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

Since the beginning of 2013, the CFTC has required certain market participants to report their interest rate and credit index swap trades to a swap