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Battle of experts on damages saves securities fraud claims
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

The US District Court for the Southern District of California last week denied summary judgment to securities fraud defendants based on the plaintiffs’ expert testimony regarding damages


Order for insider trader to pay $10.2 million in restitution to Morgan Stanley affirmed
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2013

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the lower court's order directing Joseph Skowron III, a convicted insider trader and


SEC obtains $585 million judgment against MRI International for Ponzi scheme
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2015

A Nevada District Court granted the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request for a $585 million judgment against MRI International, Inc. and its


SEC whistleblower report highlights new program’s activity and success
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

On November 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission released its Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program (DFWP), which is required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act


Second Circuit denies investor’s second appeal for new trial
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

Frederic Bourke Jr. (Bourke) recently lost a second appeal stemming from his 2009 conviction for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA


No rescission of investment contract absent finding of fraud
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2009

Plaintiffs sued an individual defendant in whose company they had invested, alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, breach of the investment contract, and common law fraud based upon defendant’s failure to disclose ongoing litigation at the time plaintiffs purchased their stock from the defendant for $1,050,000


Court orders all profits of Ponzi scheme disgorged
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2009

The Securities and Exchange Commission sued individual and corporate defendants for violations of Sections 5 and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5, arising from defendants’ sale of securities to finance the production of various entertainment projects


Denial of leave to amend securities complaint affirmed on basis of futility
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2008

The Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a decision dismissing Plaintiff’s class action securities fraud complaint and denying Plaintiff leave to amend


Inference of scienter at least as likely as plausible opposing inference
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2008

A federal district court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s securities fraud class action, which asserted claims under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5


Court upholds “asset freeze” against non-parties’ property
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2009

Simultaneous with the Securities and Exchange Commission's filing of a complaint alleging massive securities fraud perpetrated by Joseph Shereshevsky and companies with which he was associated, the SEC obtained an order freezing the defendants' assets