Sean Colligan

Sean Colligan

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Halliburton: Supreme Court Retains Fraud on the Market Presumption in Securities Fraud Cases - Confirms Defendants' Right to...

On Monday, the Supreme Court issues its heavily anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. As predicted in our prior alert about this case, the Court declined to overrule the "fraud on the market"...more

6/26/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Presumption of Reliance SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Massachusetts Governor Proposes Banning Non-Compete Agreements

On April 10, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick introduced an economic development package that includes a law barring non-compete agreements in the state. Patrick says that the measure would permit the free flow of...more

4/29/2014 - Corporate Counsel Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Trade Secrets

Coming Soon: Supreme Court Could Curtail Securities Class Actions in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund

All eyes in the securities litigation bar are on the U.S. Supreme Court as it prepares to rule on the continued viability of the "fraud-on-the-market" theory in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund....more

4/28/2014 - Class Action Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS

Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claims Subject To Arbitration, Key Distinctions Between Dodd-Frank And Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower...

Two recent U.S. District Court decisions hold that whistleblower claims under the Dodd-Frank Act are subject to arbitration under an appropriate pre-dispute arbitration agreement. In addition, the first of these decisions...more

4/28/2014 - Arbitration Dodd-Frank Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Texas Court Of Appeals: Providing "Treasure Map" To Potential Investors Without Non-Disclosure Agreement Does Not Destroy Trade...

A Texas Court of Appeals upheld a jury's determination that a seismic map of an underground natural gas field retained its trade secret status, despite the fact that the owner gave the map to the alleged misappropriator and...more

4/28/2014 - Misappropriation Natural Gas Non-Disclosure Agreement Oil & Gas Trade Secrets

Lawson v. FMR LLC: Supreme Court Takes Broad View Of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Coverage

On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the section of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) providing protections for whistleblowers applies not only to employees of public companies, but also to employees of...more

4/28/2014 - Federal Contractors Lawson v FMR Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Whistleblower Protection Policies

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