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Former Tyco director settles with pension fund in opt-out action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

In 2002, Tyco became embroiled in a well-publicized scandal arising out of alleged corporate looting by the company’s top management


Second Circuit allows securities fraud claim alleging misrepresentations regarding nature, but not amount, of mutual fund’s fees
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

The Second Circuit recently overturned the Southern District of New York’s dismissal of a claim under 10(b) Securities Exchange Act of 1934 relating to management fees charged to a mutual fund in Operating Local 649 Annuity Trust Fund v. Smith Barney Fund Management LLC


Financial reform conferees complete work on overhaul legislation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

In the early morning hours of June 25, House and Senate conferees completed action on financial regulatory reform legislation (H.R. 4173) by approving a final conference report by a vote of 20-11 among House conferees and a vote of 7-5 among Senate conferees


SEC Task Force to investigate life settlements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2009

According to industry reports, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has formed a multidisciplinary task force (“Task Force”) to investigate life settlements (i.e. the sale of life insurance products by policyholders to third-party investors


SEC takes interest in life settlements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2009

SEC Commissioner Mary L. Schapiro indicated on October 22, 2009 that life settlements are an "area of emerging interest" to the SEC


Confederation of British Industry and PricewaterhouseCoopers publish report on the future of the financial services industry
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2010

On the 20th anniversary of the Confederation of British Industry and PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Services Survey, twenty leading figures from across the financial services industry have given their views in a report entitled "2020 Vision - The Future of Financial Services" (the Report


Financial Services Authority and Financial Reporting Council publish discussion paper on auditors' role in prudential regulation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2010

On 30 June 2010, the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) and Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published a joint discussion paper (DP) entitled "Enhancing the auditor's contribution to prudential regulation"


Unscrambling the Gramm-Leach-Bliley omelet
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2009

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, proposed on December 16, 2009 rebuilding the barriers separating commercial banks, investment banks and insurers established under the Depression Era Glass-Steagall Act


European Commission pushes ahead with stronger financial supervision in Europe
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union
  • October 6 2009

The European Commission announced on 23 September 2009 the adoption of legislative proposals to strengthen financial supervision in Europe in the wake of the global financial crisis


The U.S. Supreme Court grants certiorari in F-Cubed case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2009

On November 30, 2009, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear the appeal of a Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming the dismissal of an "F-Cubed" securities class action -- i.e., a securities class action brought by foreign investors who purchased shares in a foreign company on a foreign stock exchange -- on subject matter jurisdiction grounds