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Second Circuit Rules that Retaliatory Intent is an Element of a Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Claim

USA - August 18 2022 On August 5, 2022, the Second Circuit held that individuals claiming they were terminated in retaliation for protected whistleblower activities under…

Jeremy M. Allen-Arney, Susanna M. Buergel, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Daniel J. Kramer, Gregory F. Laufer, Jane B. O'Brien, Lorin L. Reisner, Daniel S. Sinnreich, Audra J. Soloway

Second Circuit Affirms That Misrepresentations and Omissions Cannot Be the Sole Basis for Liability under Rule 10b-5(a) and (c)

USA - July 20 2022 On July 15, 2022, the Second Circuit held in SEC v. Rio Tinto plc,[2] that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Lorenzo v. SEC[3] did not abrogate the rule…

Aimee W. Brown, Susanna M. Buergel, Yahonnes Cleary, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Daniel J. Kramer, Gregory F. Laufer, Jane B. O'Brien, Walter G. Ricciardi, Richard A. Rosen, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Daniel S. Sinnreich, Audra J. Soloway

Supreme Court Holds FAA Preempts California Prohibition on Waiver of Joint PAGA Claims

USA - June 23 2022 On June 15, 2022, the Supreme Court held in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana that a rule of California law that prohibits contractual waivers of…

H. Christopher Boehning, Gregory F. Laufer, Randy Luskey, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Daniel J. Toal, Liza M. Velazquez

Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Federal Courts’ Authority to Assist with Discovery in Arbitrations Abroad

USA - June 16 2022 On June 13, 2022, the Supreme Court unanimously held in ZF Automotive US v. Luxshare that 28 U.S.C. § 1782—which empowers district courts to order…

Allan J. Arffa, H. Christopher Boehning, Aimee W. Brown, Jessica S. Carey, Andrew J. Ehrlich, Michael E. Gertzman, Andrew G. Gordon, Gregory F. Laufer, Mark F Mendelsohn, Jessica E. Phillips, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Aidan Synnott, Daniel J. Toal

Supreme Court Holds That Courts May Not Create Arbitration-Specific Procedural Rules Favoring Arbitration

USA - May 26 2022 On May 23, 2022, the Supreme Court unanimously held in Morgan v. Sundance that arbitration-specific procedural rules are incompatible with the…

H. Christopher Boehning, Andre G. Bouchard, Harris Fischman, Andrew G. Gordon