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Waltuch v. Conticommodity Services, Inc.
Citation:88 F.3d 87 (2d Cir.1996)
Between 1981 and 1985, angry silver speculators filed numerous lawsuits against Waltuch and Conticommodity, alleging fraud, market manipulation, and antitrust violations. All of the suits eventually settled and were dismissed. Waltuch himself was dismissed from the suits with no settlement contribution. His unreimbursed legal expenses in these actions total $1.2 million. Waltuch was also the subject of an enforcement proceeding brought by the CFTC, charging him with fraud and market manipulation. Famed silver trader Norton Waltuch spent $2.2 million in unreimbursed legal fees to defend himself against numerous civil lawsuits and an enforcement proceeding brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In this action, Waltuch seeks indemnification of his legal expenses from his former employer.
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