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Federal Securities Lawsuit Filings Surge to Record Levels in 2016
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2017

Cornerstone Research recently released its 2016 year in review report on securities class action filings. According to the report, in 2016, the


The Dutch Act on Collective Settlement of Mass Claims (WCAM) Goes Global Again: A Forum Outside the United States to Resolve Mass Claims Disputes Internationally
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Netherlands, USA
  • March 29 2016

On March 14, 2016, Ageas (formerly, Fortis Bank) and several foundations representing the Fortis shareholders announced a EUR 1.204 billion


Securities Litigation - What to Watch in 2017
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2017

2016 was a banner year for securities-related litigation. As we noted in our Dec. 6, 2016 edition of GT Insights, SEC Enforcement Actions increased


The 10th Circuit Declares SEC’s Home Courts to be Unconstitutional and Creates Circuit Split
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2016

Right after Christmas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit delivered a lump of coal to the Securities and Exchange Commission in


The Supreme Court Agrees to Determine Whether SEC Actions Seeking Disgorgement are Subject to the Five-Year Limitations Period Set Forth in 28 U.S.C. 2462
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2017

At the urging of both an individual petitioner and the SEC, the Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a recent circuit split as to whether the


10th Circuit Declares SEC Administrative Law Judges Unconstitutional and Creates Circuit Split
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2017

On Dec. 27, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held in Bandimere v. U.S. SEC that the SEC's administrative law judges


Eleventh Circuit Raises Important Questions About Challenging the Constitutionality of SEC Administrative Proceedings
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2016

Two weeks ago, the United States Court of Appeals of the Eleventh Circuit heard oral argument in consolidated appeals by the SEC to overturn two


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York gives priority to forum selection clause over prior arbitration agreement
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2012

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently held that a forum selection clause giving New York state and federal courts exclusive jurisdiction over disputes between two parties would supplant the parties’ prior arbitration agreement based on the parties’ status as FINRA members


Georgia investment advisor launches Article II constitutional challenge to the SEC’s use of ALJs and seeks discovery
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2015

Yesterday, Gray Financial Group, Inc. ("Gray"), an Atlanta based investment advisor and Greenberg Traurig client, and two of its officers filed a


Uncertainty continues for the SEC’s conflict minerals reporting regime after D.C. Circuit confirms First Amendment violation
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

On Aug. 18, 2015, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a 2-1 decision upheld its April 2014 ruling in National