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Delaware Chancery Court Delivers Devastating Blow to Disclosure Settlements

USA - January 25 2016 A new decision makes clear that parties should no longer expect the Delaware Court of Chancery to approve broad settlements of M&A class actions...

Dean Kristy.


The Supreme Court’s Omnicare decision clarifies when an opinion stated in a registration statement can give rise to Section 11 liability

USA - March 24 2015 On March 24, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, a highly...

Bradley Meissner, Felix S. Lee.


The Supreme Court’s Halliburton decision: reliance can still be presumed in securities class actions, but defendants may now rebut the presumption at an earlier stage

USA - June 24 2014 In a highly anticipated decision issued June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (June 23, 2014)...

Marie Bafus, Dean Kristy.


Amgen: a Pyrrhic victory for plaintiffs in securities class actions

USA - March 5 2013 In a 6-3 decision issued last week, the Supreme Court ruled in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Ret. Plans & Trust Funds, 568 U.S. ___, 2013 WL 691001 (Feb...

Marie Bafus.


Tis the season: proxy statements and litigation challenges to compensation disclosures

USA - December 3 2012 Over the past several months, plaintiffs' lawyers have stepped up attacks on executive compensation disclosures in proxy statements....

Marie Bafus, Dean Kristy.