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Proposed financial regulation bill would allow investors to sue "aiders and abettors"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2009

Section 984 of the "Discussion Draft" of the new financial regulation legislation sponsored by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christoper Dodd (D-Conn) proposes to amend the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("PSLRA") to allow investors a private right of action to sue "any person that knowingly or recklessly provides substantial assistance to another person in violation of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934."


Southern District grants motion to dismiss in F-Cubed securities class action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

On October 5, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the defendants' motion to dismiss in Cornwell v. Credit Suisse on subject matter jurisdiction grounds


Speech by Sally Dewar - taking the FSA's corporate governance agenda forward
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2010

Sally Dewar, the Financial Services Authority's (FSA) managing director of Risk, gave a speech entitled "Taking the FSA's corporate governance agenda forward" at the City Corporate Governance and Remuneration Summit on 30 March 2010


Financial reform package preserves the role of state insurance departments in regulating indexed annuities
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2010

In December 2008, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted Rule 151A (the “Rule”) classifying equity-indexed annuities (“EIAs”) as securities, and subjecting them to federal regulation effective 2011


Mark Cuban demands that the SEC pay his legal fees
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2009

On November 17, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Dallas Mavericks' owner, Mark Cuban, with insider trading


The Eleventh Circuit finds subject matter jurisdiction over “F-Cubed” plaintiffs
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2009

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has found that the district court has subject matter jurisdiction over securities claims brought by “F-Cubed” plaintiffs i.e., a foreign investors who purchased shares in a foreign company on a foreign stock exchange


Court approves American Home Mortgage's settlement of a subprime securities class action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2009

On July 30, 2009, the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a $37.25 million settlement of a subprime-related securities class action styled, In re American Home Mortgage Securities Litigation


Court gives preliminary approval to Merrill Lynch's settlement of a subprime-related securities class action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2009

As previously reported on August 8, 2007, a jury convicted ex-Brocade CEO Greg Reyes for violating federal securities laws by failing to properly account for backdated options


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


Court gives preliminary approval to Merrill Lynch's settlement of a subprime-related securities class action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2009

On August 24, 2009, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York preliminarily approved a $150 million settlement of a subprime-related securities class action pending against Merrill Lynch and several of its directors and officers styled, Louisiana Sheriff's Pension and Relief Fund v. Conway et al