Angelo Savino

Angelo Savino

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The Impact of Halliburton on Directors and Officers Insurance

Over the past year, directors and officers have been anticipating the Supreme Court’s ruling in Halliburton Co. et al. v. Erica John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317. In its recent 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court retained the...more

7/10/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Certification D&O Insurance Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Presumption of Reliance SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Supreme Court Rejects Presumption of Prudence for ESOP Fiduciaries

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoffer, declared that no “presumption of prudence” applied to fiduciaries of “employee stock ownership plans” (ESOPs). ...more

7/10/2014 - Corporate Counsel Duty of Prudence ERISA ESOP Fiduciary Duty FIfth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer Popular SCOTUS US Bancorp

Gabelli v. SEC: The Supreme Court Limits the Statute of Limitations for SEC Actions

In a recent unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has five years from the date when an alleged fraud begins – not from the date when the SEC uncovers the fraud – to...more

3/20/2013 - Discovery Rule Gabelli v SEC SCOTUS SEC Securities Fraud Statute of Limitations

The Material Impact of the Amgen Decision on D&O Insurance

In Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, No. 11-1085 (Slip Op. Feb. 27, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 majority opinion (Ginsburg, J.), affirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit’s...more

3/8/2013 - Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Class Action Class Certification D&O Insurance Fraud-on-the-Market Materiality Misrepresentation Pleading Standards SCOTUS Securities Fraud

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