U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet ruled that Facebook, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and several banks must face a lawsuit by investors over the social network’s bungled May 2012 initial public offering, Reuters reported.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority capped the total payout by Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group to financial firms over the technical difficulties that plagued Facebook’s May 2012 initial public offering at $41.6 million, down from the $62 million the stock exchange initially set aside to compensate affected brokers, Reuters reported.
While the news from Wall Street earlier this week may not have been good for Facebook, other parts of downtown Manhattan were kind to the social network Wednesday, as U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet dismissed four shareholder lawsuits against the company related to its troubled May 18 initial public offering.
U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet in Manhattan named the lead plaintiffs Thursday in securities lawsuits against Facebook and against Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group related to the social network’s bungled May 18 initial public offering.
All of the lawsuits over Facebook’s bungled initial public offering are going to make a brand-new start of it in old New York, as a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday that cased filed throughout the country are to be transferred to U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet in Manhattan, according to reports.