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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 21 Jul 2010

ERISA litigation: an update from the ALI-ABA conference on financial and insurance litigation

ERISA litigation, once considered a dull backwater of the law, has been gaining increased interest and attention in recent years: the result of an aging population and an increasingly sophisticated and aggressive plaintiffs' bar.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2010

Changes in securities & insurance regulation affecting enforcement strategies ALI-ABA conference on insurance & financial services litigation

Speakers at the ALI-ABA's annual conference on insurance and financial services regulation in Chicago offered extensive commentary on changes in enforcement strategies for insurance and securities fraud, in light of recent overhauls to the regulatory scheme.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 28 Apr 2010

Federal judge rules that professional liability insurer must defend insurance broker against Ponzi scheme lawsuits

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently ruled that a professional liability insurer must defend its insured, an insurance brokerage and consulting firm, against claims by victims of the alleged Stanford Financial (“Stanford”) Ponzi scheme.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2010

District of New Jersey dismisses securities fraud claims against company that suffered data breach

Late last year, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a securities fraud litigation that had been brought against a payment card processor in connection with the theft, by cybercriminals, of credit and debit card information from the company's computer system.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 4 Jan 2010

Broadcom settles options backdating securities class action

On December 29, 2009, Broadcom announced that it had agreed in principle to pay $160.5 million to settle a securities class action pending in United States District Court for the Central District of California against the company and certain of its current and former officers and directors.


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 4 Jan 2010

Former Tyco director settles with pension fund in opt-out action

In 2002, Tyco became embroiled in a well-publicized scandal arising out of alleged corporate looting by the company’s top management.

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