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Where there’s smoke, there’s FIRREA

USA - May 14 2013 Few can ignite a legal firestorm like U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York. Last week, in a mortgage fraud suit...

Melissa J. Anderson, Frank Scaduto.

Shareholder plaintiffs score a class certification win from SCOTUS

USA - February 28 2013 On Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans. In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Ginsburg...

Robert G Cohen, Danielle P. Van Wert.

Supreme Court unanimously limits SEC’s ability to bring civil penalty claims for conduct older than five years

USA - February 27 2013 In Gabelli v. SEC, a unanimous Supreme Court held that the statute of limitations for "penalty" claims in governmental enforcement actions begins to...

Justin M. Lichterman, Robert G Cohen, Rachel McKenzie.

SEC is “here to stay” on insider trading

USA - December 11 2012 It has been over three years since the SEC filed its insider trading charges against Galleon Management and Raj Rajaratnam....

M. Todd Scott, Justin Bagdady.

Supreme Court hears argument in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds

USA - November 15 2012 Securities class action lawyers are looking to the U.S. Supreme Court this term to clear up an issue that has been at the center of several prominent securities class actions, specifically, what is the standard for class certification where the class members’ reliance on defendants’ alleged misstatements is presumed under the fraud-on-the-market theory of reliance....

James A. Meyers, Martin Bartlam, Ihsan Dogramaci.