Parties to pending securities fraud class actions may adjust litigation strategies, even before the Court revisits Basic’s presumption of investor reliance.
On Friday, November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court granted...more
It has been 25 years since the Supreme Court announced the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance in Basic Inc. v. Levinson, 485 U.S. 224 (1988). Yet many courts, including the Supreme Court itself, continue to struggle...more
Resolving a split among several circuits, the U.S. Supreme Court in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, 133 S.Ct. 1184 (2013), held that plaintiffs are not required to demonstrate that misrepresentations...more
In our post in the immediate wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans, we concluded that rather than being a new threat to the defense of securities class actions, Amgen basically...more
What you need to know: The Supreme Court recently found that defendants in class action securities fraud lawsuits will not be able to challenge the materiality of allegedly fraudulent misstatements or omissions at the...more
On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, No. 11-1085 (U.S. Feb. 27, 2013). In a six to three decision, the Court held that plaintiffs...more
In its ruling on February 27, in Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds (No. 11-1085), the first of several highly anticipated class action decisions that impact securities class action litigation going...more
The United States Supreme Court has taken a keen interest in the securities arena this current term, agreeing to hear at least three cases (of only approximately 70 in total). This week, the Supreme Court announced decisions...more
The following post is reprinted with permission from Paul Karlsgodt’s blog, www.classactionblawg.com.
The Supreme Court has issued its opinion in one of the most highly anticipated class action-related cases on the...more
The Supreme Court released its anxiously awaited decision in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans yesterday. On the face of the decision, it was a loss for defendants in that case, and for companies everywhere that are...more
The Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision today in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, No. 11-1085, 568 U.S. __ (2013), affirming the Ninth Circuit and holding that securities class action...more
This morning the United States Supreme Court affirmed class certification in Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds , a securities fraud case. The question presented was whether plaintiffs seeking class...more
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on February 27, 2013 that a plaintiff need not prove materiality as a prerequisite to obtaining class certification in a securities class action. The Court's ruling in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut...more