CBOE Volatility Index

Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers who held or traded S&P 500 (“SPX”) option contracts (“SPX Options”), CBOE Volatility Index (“VIX”) option contracts (“VIX Options”), futures based on the VIX (“VIX Futures”), or VIX Exchange Traded Products (“VIX ETPs”) on exchanges run by Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (formerly known as CBOE Holdings, Inc.) and its affiliates (“CBOE”) during the following time periods (“Class Period”):

  • From March 26, 2004 to the present in the case of VIX Futures and SPX Options;
  • From February 24, 2006 to the present in the case of VIX Options; and
  • From August 2008 to the present in the case of VIX ETPs.

If you purchased these securities during the Class Period and would like to join the action, please click "Join this Class Action," above.

Press Release

EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Manipulation Class Action Lawsuit Against the VIX Exchange CBOE

New York, N.Y., April 16, 2018. Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers who held or traded S&P 500 (“SPX”) option contracts (“SPX Options”), CBOE Volatility Index (“VIX”) option contracts (“VIX Options”), futures based on the VIX (“VIX Futures”), or VIX Exchange Traded Products (“VIX ETPs”) on exchanges run by Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (formerly known as CBOE Holdings, Inc.) and its affiliates (“CBOE”) during the following time periods (“Class Period”):

  • From March 26, 2004 to the present in the case of VIX Futures and SPX Options;
  • From February 24, 2006 to the present in the case of VIX Options; and
  • From August 2008 to the present in the case of VIX ETPs.

To join the VIX class action, go to http://rosenlegal.com/cases-1321.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. or Zachary Halper, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or zhalper@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE.

According to the lawsuit, CBOE participated with others to manipulate the VIX “fear gauge” in a systematic manner during the 2004 to 2018 timeframe, causing economic damages to investors who traded in VIX futures, options and certain other VIX derivatives. As a consequence of these activities, the complaint alleges that CBOE and a few of its preferred traders violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Commodity Exchange Act and the Sherman Act.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 4, 2018. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://rosenlegal.com/cases-1321.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. or Zachary Halper, Esq. of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at pkim@rosenlegal.com or zhalper@rosenlegal.com.

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Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. The Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by Institutional Shareholder Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013.

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Contact Information:

      Laurence Rosen, Esq.
      Phillip Kim, Esq.
      Zachary Halper, Esq.
      The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
      275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor
      New York, NY  10016
      Tel: (212) 686-1060
      Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
      Fax: (212) 202-3827
      lrosen@rosenlegal.com
      pkim@rosenlegal.com
      zhalper@rosenlegal.com
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