Bank of New York Mellon Corp. must face a lawsuit by the New York Attorney General that accuses the world’s largest custody bank of defrauding clients in foreign-exchange transactions.
Justice Marcy Friedman of New York state Supreme Court in in Manhattan ruled fraud claims brought by the state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman can proceed, according to a decision dated yesterday.
BNY Mellon was sued in 2011 by Schneiderman, who accused the bank of a 10-year fraud through the pricing of foreign-exchange transactions for private and government clients. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara also has a lawsuit pending against the bank over the same issue.
BNY Mellon spokesman Kevin Heine didn’t immediately comment by e-mail on the judge’s decision.
The case is People of the State of New York v. Bank of New York Mellon Corp., 114735-2009, New York state Supreme Court (Manhattan).
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