Liu v. SEC: The US Supreme Court Upholds the SEC’s Power to Obtain Disgorgement in Civil Actions, but with Important Limitations -
On June 22, the Supreme Court held in Liu v. SEC that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may obtain disgorgement in federal court cases, as long as the disgorgement does not exceed a wrongdoer’s “net profits and is awarded for victims.” The Court’s decision is a mixed bag for defendants, as it permits the SEC to seek disgorgement but limits
what can be sought and the parties to whom disgorgement
can be awarded. Much uncertainty (and therefore litigation) remains.
Originally published in The Investment Lawyer - September 2020.
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