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Why The Supreme Court’s Decision in Halliburton Is Bad News For Investors And The Public

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in the Halliburton case leaves the securities class action system pretty much unchanged. And that isn’t because the Supreme Court examined the system and concluded it is working well and makes...more

6/25/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Certification Corporate Counsel Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Popular Presumption of Reliance SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Reading The Halliburton Argument’s Tea Leaves

Does today’s oral argument before the Supreme Court in the Halliburton case provide any clues regarding the Court’s likely decision? (For background regarding the case, see yesterday’s post.)...more

3/6/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Comcast Comcast v. Behrend Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS

Does Precedent Or Congressional Action Prevent The Supreme Court From Reconsidering The Fraud-On-The Market Doctrine In...

The Supreme Court will grapple with private securities class actions when it hears oral argument tomorrow in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. The principal question in the case is the continuing validity of the...more

3/5/2014 - Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS Section 10(b) Securities Exchange Act

“Preliminary Results” Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Ongoing Study Of Arbitration Reveal Much More Work To Do -...

Before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may regulate or prohibit the use of arbitration agreements by the businesses it oversees, the Bureau must first conduct a study of arbitration agreements entered into “in...more

12/17/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements CFPB

CFPB Has Much More Work To Do On Arbitration Study

The day after we released our study of class action litigation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued some preliminary results in connection with its study of arbitration under the Dodd-Frank Act. (That statute...more

12/17/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements CFPB Dodd-Frank

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