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Court grants Daubert motion, excluding loss causation and damages opinions of plaintiffs’ expert
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2008

In a recent decision, In re Xcelera.com Securities Litigation, No. 00-11649 (D. Mass. Apr. 25, 2008), Judge D.J. Zobel of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts was called upon to assess the testimony of a putative expert witness, Dr. Scott Hakala, tendered by the plaintiffs in a pending securities fraud class action


FinCEN proposes enhanced customer due diligence requirements for financial institutions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

On July 30, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued proposed rules under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to strengthen customer due


President Obama establishes interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2009

Today, by executive order, President Obama established an interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, which supersedes the Corporate Fraud Task Force established in 2002


Supreme Court to clarify “inquiry notice” standard for securities fraud statute of limitations
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2009

Last month, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to clarify the much-litigated issue of when plaintiffs are deemed to have "inquiry notice" of their claims sufficient to trigger running of the statute of limitations for federal securities fraud claims


Tax issues facing investors in Bernard Madoff’s fund
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 1 2009

The tax laws may give investors defrauded by Mr. Madoff and his firm, Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC, a method for recovering some of the money they have lost, but the uncertainty and complexity of the rules may lead to disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS


OSHA issues Final Rule implementing SOX whistleblower complaint procedures
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2015

On March 5, 2015, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Final Rule, more than three years in the


Three former employees of direct access partners plead guilty to FCPA and related charges
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2013

On August 30, the Justice Department announced that three former employees of a New York-based broker-dealer, Direct Access Partners (DAP), entered


SEC adopts pooled investment vehicle anti-fraud rule
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2007

On July 11, 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or “Commission”) unanimously adopted Rule 206(4)-8 (“the Rule”), in order to clarify its authority to regulate advisers to hedge funds and similar investment vehicles


SEC adopts Final Rules and guidance defining “security-based swap dealer” and “major security-based swap participant” in cross-border transactions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2014

On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted the first of a series of rules on cross-border security-based swap activities


Halliburton case could affect consumer class actions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

In an article published in the fall of 2013, we examined certain class actions filed against Anheuser-Busch In Bev in which plaintiffs accuse the