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An Update on SEF, IDB and Swap Regulation from Chris Ferreri of ICAP
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The US District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed a class action for securities fraud against former officers and directors of a geothermal energy company, in which the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants had...more
As previously noted, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently dismissed a challenge to the SEC’s resource extraction rules for lack of jurisdiction. The case was left to proceed pursuant to a previously...more
In 2012 ,the SEC adopted final rules requiring public companies engaged in certain oil and gas activities to disclose payments made to domestic and foreign governments as required by the Dodd-Frank Act. The rules were...more
On March 15, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) a major setback in its enforcement efforts by ruling that FERC had encroached on the exclusive jurisdiction of the...more
The District Court of Massachusetts dismissed Section 10(b)(5) claims against executives of a battery systems company, holding that plaintiffs could not rely on the theory that knowledge of the falsity of the statements at...more
Pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) fined a natural gas trader $30 million for manipulating the settlement price for natural gas futures contracts on the New York...more
On March 15, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has exclusive jurisdiction over natural gas futures contracts and that the Federal...more
The D.C. Circuit clarifies that FERC may prohibit manipulative trading only in markets outside of the CFTC's exclusive jurisdiction over commodity futures contracts.
On March 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...more
On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has exclusive jurisdiction over...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided today that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has exclusive jurisdiction over all transactions involving commodity futures contracts and that the Federal...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission brought an enforcement action against defendant Geodymanics, Inc. and others alleging fraud in connection with four oil and gas exploration and drilling ventures, each of which was...more
A federal judge in Illinois hollowed out much of the SEC’s case against two former executives of Nicor Gas. SEC v. Fisher, et al., No. 07-4483 (N.D. Ill.) (Zagel, J.) (Order). Although the court allowed the SEC’s substantive...more
Throughout the past ten years securities litigation has made front-page news in the energy sector. Federal securities class action filings against energy companies specifically have increased in the past three years. While...more
In early July, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) jointly adopted final regulations (“Products Definition”) that further define the terms “swap” and...more
On June 4, 2012, in Williams v. Duke Energy International, Inc., No. 10- 3604, 2012 WL 1970096, the Sixth Circuit reversed the dismissal of Robinson-Patman Act claims against Duke Energy International, Inc. and Duke Energy...more
Internal Bilateral Transactions (IBTs) are bilateral transactions occurring between market participants within a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) market. While these transactions have differing names in various RTOs...more
The Electricity and Gas Directives of the EU’s Third Energy Package were required to be implemented in EU national legislation by March 3, 2011 (with a year’s grace period until March 3, 2012 for unbundling rules). In our...more
March 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- John Reed, partner in the corporate and litigations groups at DLA Piper, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about a recent decision in Delaware Chancery Court that investment banking firm...more
On April 21, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Order Affirming Initial Decision and Ordering Payment of Civil Penalty in connection with an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) Initial Decision that...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action brought by a group of natural gas futures and options contract traders under the Commodities Exchange Act...more
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