Douglas W. Greene

Douglas W. Greene

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Ineffective Motions to Dismiss Erode the Power of the Reform Act

In 1995, public companies and their directors and officers received one of the greatest statutory gifts in the history of American corporate law: the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. The Reform Act established...more

4/1/2014 - Complex Litigation Litigation Strategies Motion to Dismiss PLSRA

Falsity is Fundamental: The Case for Emphasizing Arguments against Falsity

In defending a securities class action, a motion to dismiss is almost automatic, and in virtually all cases, it makes good strategic sense. In most cases, there are only four main arguments...more

10/8/2013 - Class Action False Statements Litigation Strategies Loss Causation Motion to Dismiss Pleading Standards Safe Harbors Scienter

Effective Securities Litigation Defense Requires a High Thought-to-Action Ratio

I recently had occasion to review a number of motion-to-dismiss rulings, including some in which denial of the motion seemed to be an easy call. I’ve since been mulling over whether there are circumstances in which it would...more

5/28/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Document Requests Litigation Strategies Motion to Dismiss Settlement

Delaware Supreme Court’s Decision in Allergan Won’t Fix the Problem of Multi-Jurisdictional Shareholder Litigation

On April 4, 2013, in the Allergan decision, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the Court of Chancery’s ruling last year that the dismissal of a shareholder derivative action in California did not preclude other stockholders...more

4/11/2013 - Derivative Suit Fast-Filer Full Faith and Credit Motion to Dismiss Multidistrict Litigation

Flawed Confidential Witness Allegations: A Crucial Issue in Securities Class Action Litigation

The recurring and pervasive problem of flawed confidential witness (“CW”) allegations tops my list of the key issues in securities class action litigation.* I don’t mean just notorious situations such as those recently at...more

4/4/2013 - Boeing Class Action Confidential Witnesses Discovery Fraud Lockheed Martin Motion to Dismiss Pleadings Rule 11 SunTrust

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