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Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn | Netherlands, Global | 21 Mar 2019

Damages and costs for securities litigation in the Netherlands

A structured guide to damages and costs arising from securities litigation in the Netherlands


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2017

Defining the Standard of Friendship in Insider Trading Cases After Salman

In 2014, Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager for S.A.C. Capital Advisors L.P. (SAC), was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for


Bressler, Amery & Ross PC | USA | 14 Dec 2016

The Supreme Court Reaffirms Dirks and Rejects Newman’s Personal Benefit Test for Friends and Family

On December 6, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided Salman v. United States, the first significant insider trading case in


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 16 Nov 2011

New York court, applying Maryland law, finds no coverage due to breach of D&O policy consent-to-settle provision

A federal judge sitting in New York but applying Maryland law recently held that a Directors and Officers (D&O) insurer is not required to provide insurance coverage because the policyholder breached the policy’s consent-to-settle provision when it settled a securities class action without obtaining the carrier’s prior approval.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 30 Sep 2011

Southern District of New York dismisses stock-drop suit against Nokia

On September 6, 2011, in In re Nokia ERISA Litigation (Case No. 1:10-cv-03306-GBD), the Southern District of New York dismissed a class action complaint alleging breach of fiduciary duty claims based on defendants’ decision to continue to offer Nokia Corp. stock as an investment option under Nokia’s retirement plan.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 29 Aug 2011

Court affirms dismissal of claims stemming from an alleged reit squeeze out

On August 25th, the Tenth Circuit addressed case splitting and Securities Act standing.


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 13 Jul 2011

Attorney who “excessively reviewed” privileged documents misappropriated by his client was properly disqualified

While he worked as VeriSign’s chief administrative officer, Grant Clark signed VeriSign’s nondisclosure agreement, which included a provision that he would not remove VeriSign’s confidential or privileged information and that he would return any such documents in his possession upon termination of his employment.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 11 Jul 2011

Ninth Circuit rules for BP in securities fraud case

On June 29th, the Ninth Circuit held that an issuer's breach of a contractual promise of specific future conduct made in conjunction with SEC reporting requirements is not a sufficient foundation for a securities fraud action.


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 23 May 2011

Court dismisses shareholder derivative action against Citigroup officers and directors for inadequate pleading of demand futility

On May 17, 2011, Judge Stein of the Southern District of New York granted defendants' motion to dismiss with prejudice this consolidated shareholder derivative action against current and former Citigroup officers and directors.


Ropes & Gray LLP | USA | 4 Apr 2011

FDA chemist charged with trading on confidential information related to drug approvals

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced on March 29, 2011, that civil and criminal proceedings are being brought against Cheng Yi Liang, a chemist employed by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"), for alleged insider trading.

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