A federal judge’s decision to disallow the most damaging claims in a civil suit against banks who manipulated the London Interbank Offered Rate greatly lessens the defendants’ financial liability but is unlikely to impact the market, experts said.

Federal judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday dismissed claims that the banks violated U.S. antitrust laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations [Rico] law.

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