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This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending February 7, 2014)

Matthew Martoma was convicted of insider trading by a Manhattan jury. That jury found him guilty of one count of conspiracy and two counts of securities fraud. The convictions continues the unbroken string of victories in...more

5th Circuit: Mississippi's Stop-Notice Statute Is Unconstitutional

In Noatex Corp v. King Construction of Houston, LLC, Case No. 12-60385 (5th Cir. Oct. 10, 2013), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of Mississippi's Stop-Notice statute,...more

In the Event of a Government Shutdown: Preparation Pointers for Federal Contractors

With the U.S. Congress unable to reach an agreement on a continuing resolution, the U.S. federal government shut down all non-essential services on October 1, 2013. The shutdown will remain in effect until Congress passes...more

SEC Initiates First Stop Order Proceedings Against Emerging Growth Company

On October 29, 2012, the SEC announced that it had initiated proceedings to determine whether to issue a stop order to prevent sales of shares in a development stage company that filed a registration statement on Form S-1,...more

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