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In its June 23, 2014 opinion in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (“Halliburton II”), the United States Supreme Court addressed two securities class action issues:
1. It affirmed the validity of the...more
In this issue:
- Cooking up Trouble with Crowdfunding?
- FTC Schools L'Oreal USA's "Youth Code" Claims
- Will 2014 Retool the New Lanham Act?
- Upcoming Events
- Excerpt from Cooking up...more
The Tenth Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration in a securities fraud lawsuit brought by two investors in a company. The basis for the motion to compel was an arbitration...more
Insider trading and fraudulent investment schemes were the focus of SEC enforcement this week. The Commission filed insider trading actions tied to the massive BP oil spill, clinical trials for a drug and the expert network...more
On January 2, FINRA outlined certain specific areas of concern the independent regulator intends to focus on in 2014. The topics are largely consistent with FINRA’s 2013 priorities and are grouped in several categories: (i)...more
The insider trading trial of former SAC Capital official Matthew Martoma opened this week in Manhattan with jury selection. The SEC announced the resignation of George Canellos, Co-director of the Division of Enforcement....more
In United States v. Vilar, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has offered another data point in the federal courts’ ongoing efforts to define the extraterritorial reach of the federal securities laws.
Bitcoins are everywhere. Last week, a federal judge in Texas held that the virtual currency qualifies as a form of money and allowed the SEC to charge a promoter of a scheme to invest in bitcoins with violations of the...more
On December 19, 2012, Judge Denise Cote of the federal district court for the Southern District of New York decided motions to dismiss FHFA’s action against Ally Financial and underwriters of Residential Capital securities....more
On December 17, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) announced a lawsuit on behalf of four insolvent credit unions against a mortgage securitizer in which the agency alleges violations of federal and state...more
On December 3, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a decision by Judge James K. Graham of the Southern District of Ohio dismissing, with prejudice, claims against three credit-rating agencies –...more
On November 21, Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed as time-barred an RMBS action brought against Countrywide by the FDIC as receiver for Strategic...more
On November 16, German lender IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG sued Morgan Stanley and related entities in the Supreme Court for the State of New York for $147 million in connection with the sale of RMBS....more
On November 5, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, No. 1085, a securities class action, that concerned the ongoing question of what evidence is required...more
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