E-Global gets added to plaintiffs list in “mega lawsuit” against FXCM Inc

Maria Nikolova

Judge Barbara C. Moses approves the addition of E-Global Trade and Finance Group Inc to the list of plaintiffs in the “mega lawsuit” against FXCM Inc.

The list of plaintiffs in the “mega lawsuit” targeting FXCM Inc, now known as Global Brokerage Inc, has been amended, as revealed by an order signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses on April 13, 2020.

The Judge has approved the plaintiffs’ motion to add E-Global Trade and Finance Group Inc. (E-Global) as a party plaintiff. In granting the motion, the Judge noted that all parties consented to the addition of E-Global to the plaintiffs’ list. E-Global replaces named plaintiff Sergey Regukh as a class representative, with the plaintiffs contending that E-Global is the real party in interest with respect to Mr. Regukh’s claims.

The plaintiffs are poised to file their third amended complaint, including E-Global as a named plaintiff, no later than April 20, 2020.

The case relates to events from February 2017. Back then the brokerage was banned from the US retail FX market following regulatory action.

In response to the CFTC and NFA orders, the price of FXCM’s stock and the FXCM Notes dropped sharply, damaging investors.

Let’s recall that 683 Capital, Shipco, and Sergey Regukh filed their motion for class certification on January 6, 2020. The plaintiffs are pursuing claims on behalf of a class of FXCM investors under §§ 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) against FXCM; Dror Niv, FXCM’s co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board; and William Ahdout, FXCM’s co-founder, Chief Dealer, Managing Director, and director.

The proposed class is defined as:

All persons and/or entities that purchased or otherwise acquired publicly traded Global Brokerage, Inc., f/k/a FXCM Inc. (“FXCM”) securities, including FXCM 2.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 and Class A common stock, during the period March 15, 2012 through February 6, 2017, both dates inclusive”.

The lawsuit continues at the New York Southern District Court.

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