In June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a defendant can rebut the presumption of reliance at the class certification stage of a securities fraud class action by showing that the alleged misstatement did not...more
The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. One issue presented in the case is whether the court should overrule or substantially modify the holding of Basic Inc. v. Levinson, a...more
There is no shortage of arguments from the defense bar in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund (No. 13-317), a Supreme Court case that may be the most significant securities decision to come out of the Court in decades. At issue...more
Will shareholder litigation survive the abandonment of the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance? After the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will be considering the presumption in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John...more
On November 15, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari to Petitioner Halliburton Company (“Halliburton”) in the case entitled Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., f/k/a Archdiocese of...more
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
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
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