Justices stay out of stock market indexes copyright fight


The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a dispute over CBOE Holdings Inc's long-running legal battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

International Securities Exchange LLC (ISE), a national securities exchange that specializes in the trading of options contracts, is fighting an injunction that prevented it from listing S&P 500 and Dow Jones options, which are licensed exclusively to CBOE by McGraw-Hill Financial Inc and CME Group Inc's index services.

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(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller)