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New York Court of Appeals’ Clarification of the Martin Act Opens Door for Common Law Claims in Securities Cases

The New York Court of Appeals recently held that the Martin Act — New York’s “Blue Sky” law — does not preclude private plaintiffs from pursuing common law claims such as fraud and negligent misrepresentation relating to...more

Fifth Circuit Rejects Section 10(b) Scheme Liability in Absence of Explicit Attribution of Conduct or Statements to Defendant

In Affco Investments 2001 LLC v. Proskauer Rose L.L.P., No. 09-20734, 2010 WL 4226685 (5th Cir. Oct. 27, 2010), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a law firm which allegedly assisted in...more

Directors Subject to Personal Liability for Alleged Securities Fraud

The principals of a pharmaceutical company could be held personally liable for securities fraud based on allegations that the defendants misled investors and used the firm as an alter ego for their own interests. Please...more

Investor Alert: Swindled But Still Liable - An Innocent Ponzi Scheme Investor May Have To Pay Back Funds Received

A Ponzi scheme is a financial fraud that operates by transferring funds received from new investors to previous investors under the fiction that the funds being transferred are profits from a legitimate enterprise. Thus, as...more

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