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Southern District Of Ohio Dismisses Putative Class Action Against Public Utility Company For Failure To Adequately Allege...

On December 20, 2021, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio dismissed a putative class action against a public utility company and certain of its executives under the Securities Exchange Act. ...more

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First Circuit Revives Putative Class Action Against Software Company

On December 22, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed the dismissal of a putative class action asserting claims against a software company and certain of its current and former executives...more

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Company Acquired By SPAC Agrees To Pay $125 Million To Settle SEC Probe Months After CEO Was Charged With Fraud

On December 21, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Nikola Corporation—a publicly traded company that develops, manufactures, and sells electric trucks—had agreed to a $125 million settlement...more

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Electric Vehicle Company Settles SEC Case

In another special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) related enforcement action, on December 21, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an order instituting cease-and-desist proceedings (“Order”)...more

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Southern District Of New York Rules That Defendant Failed To Rebut Basic  Presumption Of Reliance And Grants Motion For Class...

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On December 8, 2021, Judge Paul A. Crotty of the United States District Court for Southern District of New York granted a motion for class certification in a securities fraud class action against a global financial...more

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Second Circuit Vacates And Remands Dismissal Of Exchange Act Claims Against Food Manufacturer, Holding The District Court Erred In...

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On December 17, 2021, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously vacated and remanded for reconsideration the dismissal by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York of a putative...more

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Central District Of California Dismisses With Prejudice Putative Class Action Against Canadian Cannabis Manufacturer

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On December 8, 2021, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed, with prejudice, a suit against a Canadian cannabis manufacturer (the “Company”), alleging that the...more

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SEC Charges Advisor and Dual-Hatted CCO Over Inadequate Disclosures About Fee Mark-Ups; Form CRS Violations Continue; Compliance...

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LESSONS LEARNED - The War on “May” Continues: SEC Charges Advisor and Dual-Hatted CCO Over Inadequate Disclosures About Fee Mark-Ups. The SEC charged a California-based advisor, its affiliated broker-dealer, and its CEO,...more

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Second Circuit Revives Putative Class Action, Finding Material Misstatements Adequately Alleged In Connection With Going-Private...

On November 24, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the dismissal of a putative class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against an internet company and one...more

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Securities Litigation Update: Second Circuit Opines on Pleading Standards and Statutory Standing for Claims Under Section 10(b) of...

On November 24, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a pair of decisions addressing threshold requirements for securities fraud claims under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and...more

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Records in Bid Protest Become More Complete – COFC Sanctions the Government for AR Omissions

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In an opinion first publicly released on November 3, the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) took the somewhat usual, but not unheard of, step of sanctioning the government for mishandling the administrative record (AR) in a bid...more

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Northern District Of Illinois Eastern Division Grants In Part Drugstore Chain’s Motion For Summary Judgment In Connection With...

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On November 2, 2021, Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman of the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division granted in part defendants’ motion for summary judgment and denied plaintiff’s partial motion for summary judgment in a...more

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Northern District Of California Denies Class Certification For Failure To Demonstrate Commonality As To Reliance

On October 27, 2021, Judge Richard Seeborg of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in a putative class action against a major financial...more

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Northern District Of California Narrows Claims In Putative Securities Class Action Against Pharmaceutical Company

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On October 19, 2021, Chief Judge Richard Seeborg of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California narrowed the claims in a putative securities class action asserting claims under the Securities...more

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Choose Your Words Carefully When Drafting Disclosures and Policies and Procedures

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When investment advisors and Chief Compliance Officers (“CCOs”) draft policies and procedures, as well as Form ADV disclosures, there may be someone who chimes in, “I don’t disagree.” That particular comment can be...more

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Delaware Court of Chancery Finds that Director’s Email on Outside Email System Remains Confidential

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Delaware Court of Chancery Finds that Director’s Email on Outside Email System Remains Confidential; Delaware Supreme Court Overrules Longstanding Precedent Regarding Derivative Versus Direct Standing; SEC Files Crowdfunding...more

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Northern District of California Dismisses Shareholder Derivative Suit Concerning Lack of Diversity

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Northern District of California Dismisses Shareholder Derivative Suit Concerning Lack of Diversity; Delaware Court of Chancery Dismisses Stockholder Suit Against Medical Device Company for Failure to Plead Demand Futility;...more

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The SEC Investigation Process: An Overview

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigates companies, brokerage firms, and individuals for a broad range of statutory and regulatory violations. These investigations can lead to civil or administrative...more

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SEC’s $1 Million Settlement with Pearson Over Botched Data Breach Disclosure Is A Cautionary Tale for Public Companies

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Careful—and truthful—reporting of a data breach should be a must for any company. But nowhere is this truer than for publicly traded companies. A recent Securities and Exchange Commission Order highlights how costly...more

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Audit Committee Not Liable for Earnings Release

Stockholders of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., brought a derivative law suit.  Zimmer is a company that manufactures and markets various products in the highly regulated medical device industry. The plaintiffs’ claims stemmed...more

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SDNY: SOX Whistleblower Protections Extend to Investors

On July 21, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that the whistleblower protections established in SOX are not restricted to employee whistleblowers, but also extend to shareholders.  SEC...more

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Delaware Court of Chancery Awards Attorneys’ Fees After Gilead’s “Glaringly Egregious” Litigation Conduct

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Delaware Court of Chancery Awards Attorneys’ Fees After Gilead’s “Glaringly Egregious” Litigation Conduct; S.D.N.Y Grants Plaintiffs’ Partial Summary Judgment in Securities Class Action Against Perrigo; SPAC Investors Launch...more

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SEC Charges SPAC, Sponsor, Target, and CEO Over Misleading Proposed de-SPAC Transaction Disclosures

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On July 13, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against special purpose acquisition corporation Stable Road Acquisition Company, its sponsor SRC-NI, its CEO Brian Kabot, the SPAC’s proposed...more

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Securities Litigation Update: Courts of Appeals Weigh in on American Pipe Tolling and the Affiliated Ute Presumption of Reliance

The Third Circuit extended American Pipe tolling to the period before a decision on class-certification, opening a new avenue for potential class members to assert otherwise untimely individual securities claims.  The Ninth...more

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This Week at the Ninth: Presumed Reliance and Evident Partiality

This week, a divided Ninth Circuit panel addressed when a plaintiff’s reliance on an omission may be presumed in a securities-fraud case, and another panel considered when an arbitration award must be set aside due to an...more

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