U.S. top court rules for bank over class action case

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of defendant Fifth Third Bancorp over a class action lawsuit it faces for putting its own stock in employee retirement plans prior to a drop in share price.

The court ruled in favor of the bank on a 9-0 vote, sending the case back to an appeals court for further review.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller)