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Halliburton: deepening the divide between certification of US and Canadian securities class actions
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 1 2014

The following post by Laurie Baptiste on the Canadian Appeals Monitor blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Halliburton: Deepening the


Financial services update July 21 2014 industry news
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2014

On July 18th, Risk.net recounted former SEC Chair Harvey Pitt's proposal for resolving concerns that U.S. firms are avoiding U.S. oversight of their


Courts continue to be divided over the scope of Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation protections
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2014

In recent months, several court decisions have highlighted the split in federal courts over the scope of the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-


Supreme Court sets new standards for ERISA stock-drop cases
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2014

In the Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer decision issued June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected the "Moench presumption", a


Make 'em pay! Sovereign nation or not
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • Argentina, USA
  • June 26 2014

On June 16, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act doesn't forbid or limit post-judgment discovery in


Second Circuit adopts a definition of “customer” under the FINRA arbitration rules
  • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2014

Perceiving advantages in the arbitration process offered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") for customer disputes, claimants


Australian listed public company’s centre of main interests found to be the USA
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia, USA
  • August 1 2014

In the decision Young, Jr (on behalf of debtor-in-possession of Buccaneer Energy Ltd) v Buccaneer Energy Ltd 2014 FCA 711, the Federal Court of


U.S. Supreme Court decision gives more latitude to defeat securities fraud class action lawsuits prior to class certification
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2014

In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317, __ S Ct. __, 2014 WL 2807181 (U.S. June 23, 2014), the United States Supreme Court


Supreme Court preserves 'fraud-on-the-market' and validates use of 'price impact' defense against class certification in securities class actions
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2014

In its long-awaited decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. ("Halliburton II"), the US Supreme Court upheld the validity of the


Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2014

For over two decades, federal courts have embraced the so-called Moench presumption of prudence in ERISA stock-drop cases. Pursuant to that