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Hold the Phone: Ninth Circuit Ruling Means Your Smartphone Is an Auto-Dialer

USA - September 27 2018 Can your phone store telephone numbers and dial them? If so, it’s an “automatic telephone dialing system” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act…

“Any” Doesn’t Mean “All”: In Home Depot, SCOTUS Says “Any Defendant” Doesn’t Include Third-party Defendants Facing Class Claims

USA - June 3 2019 To the surprise of many observers (including us), the Supreme Court held last week in Home Depot USA Inc. v. George Jackson that a third-party…

Nicholas A. Danella, Zachary A. Madonia, Michael R. Pennington

Is There a Statute of Limitations on Disgorgement?

USA - February 22 2017 How long does the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have to bring a lawsuit asking for disgorgement of unlawful gains? The United States…

Jeffrey R. Blackwood

SEC Wants the Truth and Nothing but the Truth in Advertising

USA - September 19 2017 Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: that’s the message to registered investment advisors from the Office of Compliance…

Jeffrey R. Blackwood

Think before Hitting “Send”: Supreme Court Upholds Liability under Securities Laws for Forwarding Someone Else’s False Statement

USA - March 28 2019 Be careful before you forward that email. That’s the lesson from the recent Supreme Court decision in Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission…

Jeffrey R. Blackwood