Valerie Escalante

Valerie Escalante

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

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Navigating Derivative Lawsuits Against Mutual Funds After Northstar

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this spring held that mutual fund shareholders could maintain direct claims against the fund’s trustees for breach of their common law fiduciary duties. Before Northstar v. Schwab, such...more

10/2/2015 - Appeals Beneficiaries Breach of Duty Derivative Suit Fiduciary Duty Investment Investment Companies Investors Mutual Funds Shareholders Trustees

Northstar v. Schwab: The Ninth Circuit’s End Run Around Derivative Lawsuits in the Mutual Fund Context

It is well recognized that only investors have standing to sue a mutual fund on behalf of a class of investors and that a fiduciary duty claim accusing fund trustees of mismanagement is the property of the fund, and not of...more

5/29/2015 - Article III Charles Schwab Class Action Derivative Suit Fiduciary Duty Mutual Funds Shareholders

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