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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 17 Aug 2014

Third Circuit rejects claim that fiduciary duty required for insider trading

Insider trading cases frequently turn on the nature of the relationship between the trader and the person who is the source of information. The

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 1 Jun 2014

Another high profile SEC trial loss more steps backward

The SEC continues to struggle with its swagger. The claim that it has returned is, at best, debatable. Clearly prevailing in the SEC v. Wyly, 10 Civ

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 17 Mar 2014

Most M&A deals result in litigation that ends by closing

M&A deals are a focus of the private securities litigation bar, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research. Specifically, 94 or more of M&A

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 3 Oct 2013

This week in securities litigation (week ending October 4, 2013)

Operation Broken Gate is the Commission's latest undertaking which focuses on the role of gatekeepers, according to a recent SEC press release

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2013

This week in securities litigation (week ending March 30, 2013)

Insider trading continues to be the focus as the first quarter of the year came to a close. The SEC and the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office brought

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 21 Dec 2012

This week in securities litigation (week ending December 21, 2012)

This week before Christmas Bloomberg reports that SEC Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami will resign shortly.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 14 Oct 2012

Insider trading: a theory in search of a statutory base?

Insider trading is generally predicated on deception of the company and its shareholders or the source of the information.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 12 Sep 2012

The Second Circuit crafts a significant insider trading ruling

The SEC won a significant victory in the Second Circuit, securing a reversal of summary judgment in a closely watched insider trading case.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 1 Jun 2012

This week in securities litigation (week ending June 1, 2012)

SEC enforcement this holiday shortened week dismissed the remaining defendants in an insider trading case centered on an international take over which had been filed largely on the trading and within days of the announcement.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 11 May 2012

This week in securities litigation (week ending May 11, 2012)

International was a key theme this week.

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