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Clawback suit targets international investors
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • June 17 2014

In 2008, a few months before the $65 million Madoff Ponzi scheme fell apart, the $3.65 billion Petters Ponzi scheme made headlines. Tom Petters told

Supreme Court holds that Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower provision applies to employees of investment advisers and other private companies
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2014

On March 4, 2013, the Supreme Court issued an opinion with broad implications for mutual funds and certain other SEC-regulated companies that conduct

Five developments to follow in 2014 - securities class actions and fraud-on-the-market theory
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 28 2014

Later this year, the the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments inHalliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., a case that has enormous

Fourth and final settlement in the AIG securities litigation is approved
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • January 23 2014

On September 11, 2013, the Southern District of New York approved the final settlement in the protracted class litigation regarding allegedly

US Supreme Court extends Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection to employees of a public company’s private contractors and subcontractors
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2014

In Lawson v. FMR LLC, former employees of private companies that provide advisory and management services to mutual funds, sued under the

“Fraud on the market” theory basically survives
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., which addressed whether the "fraud on the market"

Attorneys as SEC whistleblowers: can an attorney blow the whistle on a client and get a monetary award?
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2013

This is a primer on attorneys as award-seeking SEC whistleblowers. It digests the relevant law and explains how it applies in real situations. That

'Concepcion's' lasting effects: class action waivers preempt FINRA rules
  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2013

In our June 24, 2011, article for Outside Counsel, titled "How 'AT&T Mobility' Changes the Course of Securities Class Actions, Arbitrations," we

U.S. fund litigation update: where we are now and where we could be headed
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2014

Five years removed from the credit crisis and "Great Recession" of 2008, the U.S. fund industry still faces substantial litigation risk, both in

Court holds that Dodd-Frank whistleblowers are not entitled to a jury trial
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2013

In Pruett v. BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., No. 13-02607 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 12, 2013), Jeffrey Pruett filed suit against BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., contending