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Attendance at executive committee meetings insufficient to satisfy group pleading doctrine

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2010

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently granted defendants’ motions to dismiss a consolidated class action asserting claims for securities fraud in violation of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 brought by shareholders of Celestica, Inc., a Canadian electronics corporation, against the company and its former officers, as well as against Onex Corporation, the largest controlling shareholder of Celestica, and Onex’s CEO (together, the Onex defendants) based on, among other things, the plaintiffs’ failure to plead fraud with the specificity required by Rule 9(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Delaware Court upholds transfer of voting interests to an existing LLC member

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2011

The Delaware Court of Chancery has upheld the assignment of a Delaware limited liability company membership interest, including the voting rights associated with that interest, to an existing member of the LLC

Seller entitled to post-closing bonus payment despite changes to transaction terms

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2012

The Delaware Supreme Court recently reversed a Superior Court’s grant of summary judgment in a case involving the sale of a renewable energy business

Incomplete and unfinished documents may satisfy statute of frauds

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that documents referenced in an agreement may satisfy the statute of frauds even if those documents are not finalized

Third tier civil penalty imposed for violations of securities laws

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2009

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota imposed a third tier civil penalty against defendants Sherwin Brown and Jamerica Financial, Inc., who were found to have violated Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 10(b)(5) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Investment Advisors Act of 1940

Start-up company fails to recover profits

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

A federal court in New York recently ruled that a start-up mineral water company had no recourse to the "wrongdoer rule," which permits a complainant to recover damages in a breach of contract action even if the amount of damages is uncertain, because the company did not have sufficient proof that it suffered any damages at all

Seventh Circuit cuts damages award due to lack of evidence of lost profits

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dramatically reduced damages awarded to a defunct internet marketing company, finding that the company squandered its opportunity to provide a reasonable estimate of the harm it suffered as a result of the defendant’s conduct

Class certification of fraud claim denied

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2011

A federal district court recently held that a group of aggrieved consumers will not be able to pursue their fraud claims as a class against the company that purportedly deceived them because the company's growing awareness that the customers would not receive their merchandise raised questions of fact requiring individualized adjudication

Unnamed class member could not bring separate suit for disgorgement of attorneys’ fees

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

Nine months after the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas approved a fee application in the In re Enron class action litigation, plaintiff Michael Brown, an unnamed member of the class, brought a new action in the same court, asserting claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty against Thomas Bilek and his law firm, seeking disgorgement of the $16 million in attorneys’ fees awarded Mr. Bilek for his work in the litigation

Third Circuit reinstates conviction for conspiracy to commit securities fraud

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 17 2009

Appellee Kevin Heron, Chief Insider Trading Compliance Officer for semiconductor manufacturer Amkor Technology, Inc., was convicted of three counts of securities fraud, as well as one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, based on a purported conspiracy with his neighbor, Stephen Sands, a low-level employee of Neoware, to exchange inside information concerning their respective companies