Stephen Warren

Stephen Warren

Holland & Knight LLP

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U.S. Supreme Court to Reconsider "Fraud-on-the-Market" Presumption in Securities Fraud Class Actions

On November 15, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would revisit the "fraud-on-the-market" presumption that it adopted 25 years ago, which substantially expanded securities fraud class actions. The appeal in which...more

12/17/2013 - Amgen Class Action Class Certification Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Misrepresentation SCOTUS Securities Fraud Securities Litigation

Delaware Master Recommends Dismissing Books and Records Request by Activist Shareholder

On August 16, 2013, a master in chancery issued a draft report recommending that the Delaware Chancery Court dismiss a request by an activist stockholder to inspect the books and records of a large corporation that produces...more

9/26/2013 - Books & Records Corporate Governance Corporate Records Inspections Shareholders Supply Chain

SEC Further Limits Ability of Companies to Settle on a "No Admit, No Deny" Basis

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently further limited the ability of companies to settle claims without admitting to the SEC’s charges. Traditionally, the SEC had allowed defendants to settle enforcement...more

8/9/2013 - Admissions Claim Denial Letters Mary Jo White SEC Settlement

Delaware Chancery Court Dismisses Class Action Lawsuit Over Sale of Warehouse Club

On January 31, 2013, the Delaware Chancery Court dismissed a shareholder class action in which the plaintiffs alleged that the directors of a warehouse club retailer had breached their fiduciary duties by agreeing to a buyout...more

2/12/2013 - Board of Directors Class Action Duty of Loyalty Fiduciary Duty Shareholders

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