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CIS Legal Update - September 2013: Summary of Key Changes to the Russian Civil Code

The Russian Civil Code (the “Civil Code”), one of the fundamental laws underlying most Russian legislation, is now undergoing a number of important changes that will likely affect all companies doing business in Russia. Due...more

$193 Million RMBS Suit Against Countrywide Dismissed as Untimely

On January 10, Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a $193 million suit brought by mutual fund Asset Management Fund against several Bank of America...more

Is a Fractured Left Knee a Serious and Permanent Injury?

In Ontario, your entitlement to receive any pain and suffering damages may be contested, even when you suffer an injury like a fracture knee....more

Credit Rating Agencies’ Opinions Are Not Immune

Recently, U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, Southern District of New York, rejected the contentions of Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. and several ratings agencies, including Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch, that credit...more

Suit Arising Out of SEC's Failure to Detect Madoff Ponzi Scheme Barred by Sovereign Immunity

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted defendant United States' motion to dismiss a complaint brought by former investors in the investment advisory firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment...more

Second Circuit Clarifies Standard Regarding Knowledge Of Facts That Constitute A Securities Fraud Violation For Purposes Of...

In City of Pontiac General Employees’ Retirement System v. MBIA, Inc., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 3813 (2d Cir. Feb. 28, 2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit delineated the standard needed to asses how...more

District Court Finds Failure to Disclose All Relevant Information Renders Statements Misleading

The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for securities fraud brought under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5. The...more

New York High Court Exonerates Advisers for Aiding and Abetting Corporate Fraud

The Delaware Supreme Court recently affirmed a judge's order dismissing a derivative action fined against American International Group's outside auditor, PricehouseCoopers. Teacher's Ret. Sys. of La. v. PricehouseCoopers LLP,...more

Structured Finance Litigation Update

Waivers Not Always a Bar to Claims: Judge Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York dealt a blow to defendants in securities fraud cases in an October 29, 2010 decision in King County v. IKB Deutsche Industriebank....more

Stay of Discovery Under PSLRA Does Not Apply During All Motions to Dismiss

Plaintiff brought a claim for securities fraud against a medical device corporation and certain employees, officers and board members of the corporation. Several defendants (the moving defendants) filed motions to dismiss the...more

United States Supreme Court Clarifies Statute Of Limitations For Private Securities Fraud Actions

In Merck & Co. v. Reynolds, No. 08-905, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 3671 (Apr. 27, 2010), the Supreme Court of the United States held that a private securities fraud claim accrues for statute of limitations purposes at the earlier of...more

Georgia's Take On Holmes V. Grubman

Law360, New York (March 09, 2010) -- On Feb. 8, 2010, the Georgia Supreme Court issued an opinion in response to three certified questions submitted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, holding that, under...more

USA Technologies, Inc. v. John Doe et al.

Complaint

In August of 2009, Pennyslvania-based company USA Technologies filed a federal lawsuit against two Yahoo! message board posters who roundly criticized what they claim is the the consistently poor performance of USA...more

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