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New COVID-19 Securities Developments: Class Action Omissions Theory and SEC Enforcement Actions

USA - April 29 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has presented publicly held companies and their officers and directors with a number of legal, business and operational issues…

Katherine M. Funderburg, Gabriel K. Gillett, Howard S. Suskin.

COVID-19: Key Takeaways from the Essential Business Orders Issued Thus Far

USA - March 27 2020 Over the course of the last week, states and municipalities across the United States have implemented numerous orders restricting the operations of…

Brenna J. Field, Lindsey A Lusk, Madeline Skitzk, Kate T. Spelman.

First COVID-19 Securities Class Action Lawsuits Hit Cruise Line and Pharmaceutical Company

USA - March 18 2020 The rapid developments in the spread and economic impact of COVID-19 present particular challenges for officers and directors of public companies…

Craig C. Martin, Howard S. Suskin.

False Claims Act Enforcement and Recovery Steady in 2019

USA - February 5 2020 On January 9, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its annual statistics on recoveries and enforcement activities in civil suits brought…

Matt D. Basil, Laura L. Norris.

Personal Jurisdiction in Illinois - 2020

USA - January 30 2020 This outline provides an overview of significant issues relating to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in Illinois, both in state and federal…

Maria C. Liu, Skyler J. Silvertrust.