Michael de Leeuw

Michael de Leeuw

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ESOPs’ Fables: On Winning Wars but Losing Battles

As the end of the Supreme Court term approached, decisions came down fast and furious. Last week’s big decisions, at least around our nerdish water cooler, were Halliburton and Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer. (Yes, we...more

7/7/2014 - Cell Phones Employee Benefits ERISA ESOP FIfth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer Halliburton Popular Recess Appointments SCOTUS Search Warrant US Bancorp Warrantless Searches

Halliburton Decided! World Does Not End

Yesterday, the Supreme Court released its highly-anticipated decision in Hallburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. As we (and, to be fair, others) predicted after the oral argument, the Court did not have the appetite to...more

6/24/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Action Class Certification Corporate Counsel Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Popular Presumption of Reliance SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Tech Titans Settle Wage Antitrust Case

As often happens in the vicinity of courthouse steps, the high-profile Silicon Valley hiring antitrust class-action lawsuit has settled, pending court approval. In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation originally pitted...more

5/2/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Class Action Silicon Valley Wage and Hour Wages

Fear and Trebling: E-Book Class Action Takes a(nother) Bite out of Apple

The legal drama continues for Apple, Inc., as the tech giant recently suffered another in a string of significant legal setbacks in the e-book antitrust saga in the Southern District of New York. Last month, Judge Denise...more

4/18/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Apple Class Certification e-Books Price-Fixing Punitive Damages Sherman Act

No Silver Lining For Plaintiffs As J.P. Morgan Defeats Silver Market Manipulation Suit

History has shown that large class action cases often follow government investigations the way that the lamb followed Mary to school that day. Sometimes, however, those investigations die and Mary gets lost and brings her...more

4/8/2014 - Class Action Fraud JPMorgan Chase Market Manipulation

Back to Basic? Big Changes Could Be Coming to a Securities Class Action Near You

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard the highly-anticipated oral argument in Hallburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. Prior to the argument, there was a growing consensus that the Court was likely going to overturn...more

3/31/2014 - Class Action Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS Securities Litigation

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