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Sixth Circuit adopts new corporate scienter test in securities cases
  • Miller Canfield PLC
  • USA
  • October 23 2014

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a significant decision clarifying the pleading standards in securities litigation, clarifying

Recent cases - October 2014
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2014

Plaintiff Ronald Cezair filed suit against Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“FHLMC”), JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“Chase”), and LendingTree, LLC

Law enforcement bliss: the SEC as policeman, Judge and jury
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2014

New York's Southern District Court Judge Jed Rakoff is always worth listening to. He expresses trenchant views about the rule of law elegantly and

SEC enforcement quarterly newsletter - 3rd quarter 2014
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2014

In United States v. McGee, the Third Circuit recently held that SEC Rule 10b5-2(b)(2) was within the SEC’s rulemaking authority and was deserving of

The Financial Report March 19, 2015 - US judicial developments
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2015

A divided panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the dismissal of a class action securities fraud lawsuit, finding that the

A step too far: U.S. appeals court throttles back “tippee” insider trading prosecutions
  • Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2014

On December 10, 2014, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concluded that federal prosecutors and a lower

Second Circuit rejects government's expansive theory of insider trading
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2014

On December 10, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the convictions of two hedge fund portfolio managers accused

Court of Chancery speaks to exclusivity agreements in public company acquisitions
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2014

You reach the point in the sale of almost every public company where the buyer wants an exclusivity agreement. Lawyers representing the target wring

In major ruling, appeals court sharply narrows reach of insider trading law
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2014

On December 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed insider trading convictions against two former hedge fund managers

The boundaries for insider trading prosecutions see a resurgence: the 1980s are back!
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Ukraine, USA
  • December 17 2014

In a closely followed appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on December 10, 2014, delivered an important decision in