Nasdaq Reaches $26.5 Million Settlement in Class Action Over Facebook IPO

Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group agreed to a $26.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit over the technical issues that plagued Facebook’s initial public offering May 18, 2012.


FacebookNasdaqListed650Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group agreed to a $26.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit over the technical issues that plagued Facebook’s initial public offering May 18, 2012, Reuters reported.

The stock exchange suffered issues on the day of Facebook’s IPO that led to its opening being delayed and orders being stuck in its system for hours, and Nasdaq paid out $41.6 million in claims to brokerage firms at the end of 2013.

The exchange was also fined $10 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission in May 2013.

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