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Supreme Court Deals Another Blow to Availability of Class Arbitration

USA - May 3 2019 On April 24, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, holding that under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) class...

Liza M. Velazquez, Bruce Birenboim, David W. Brown, Michele Hirshman, Elizabeth M. Sacksteder, Justin D. Lerer, Sierra A.Y. Robart, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Masha Hansford, William T. Marks, Daniel J. Toal, Maria Helen Keane, Allan J. Arffa, Lynn B. Bayard.

Supreme Court Passes-For Now-on Rejecting an Implied Private Right of Action for Tender Offer Claims

USA - April 25 2019 On April 23, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a one-line per curiam order in Emulex v. Varjabedian: “The writ of certiorari is dismissed as...

Kannon K. Shanmugam, Masha Hansford, Stacie M. Fahsel, David M. Fish, Evan M. Goldstick, Brad S. Karp, Daniel J. Kramer, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Richard A. Rosen, Daniel J. Toal, Susanna M. Buergel, Geoffrey R. Chepiga, Andrew G. Gordon.

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Primary Liability under the Federal Securities Laws May Be Based on Misstatements that the Defendant Did Not Make

USA - March 28 2019 On March 27, 2019, the Supreme Court held in Lorenzo v. Securities & Exchange Commission, No. 17-1077 (U.S.) that under certain circumstances a...

Daniel J. Juceam, Sierra A.Y. Robart, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Sarah J. Prostko, Brad S. Karp, Daniel J. Kramer, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Richard A. Rosen, Walter Rieman, Susanna M. Buergel, Geoffrey R. Chepiga, Jane B. O'Brien.

10th Circuit Reinstates “Conducts-and-Effects” Test in SEC Enforcement Actions, Superseding Morrison

USA - January 30 2019 Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit considered the scope of the SEC's authority to bring a civil enforcement action...

Gregory F. Laufer, Benjamin L. Weintraub, Brad S. Karp, Daniel J. Kramer, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Richard A. Rosen, Walter Rieman, Susanna M. Buergel, Charles E. Davidow.

Delaware Court of Chancery Invalidates Federal Forum Selection Provisions for Claims Arising Under the Securities Act of 1933

USA - January 9 2019 On December 19, 2018, the Delaware Court of Chancery (Laster, V.C) held in Sciabacucchi v. Salzberg et al, C.A. No. 2017-0931-VCL (Del. Ch. Dec. 19...

Matthew D. Stachel, Daniel Negless, Brad S. Karp, Daniel J. Kramer, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Richard A. Rosen, Walter Rieman, Susanna M. Buergel, Jane B. O'Brien.