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LeClairRyan | USA | 21 Sep 2017

Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief

In a unanimous decision handed down on June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court has imposed what in many cases may be a substantial limitation on the


Berger Singerman LLP | USA | 22 Aug 2017

The Life Settlement Industry - Bankruptcy Issues - Part 3

This third installment of our series delves into the following issues: (1) Are life settlements viewed as securities under applicable state law? (2)


Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP | USA | 27 Jun 2017

Sharply-Divided Supreme Court Narrows Class Action Tolling Rule

In a 5-4 decision, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday in the CalPERS v. ANZ Securities, Inc. case (No. 16-373) that the filing of a


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 7 Dec 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Decides Salman, Reaffirms Broader View of Insider Trading

Just like that, the NewmanSalman insider trading saga has come to a close. For now, at least. These cases have generated a good bit of ink on this


White & Case LLP | USA | 8 Jul 2016

Madden Uncertainty Remains for Secondary Loan Market

The US Supreme Court last week delivered another blow to the unsteady secondary loan market industry by denying a request for certiorari in an


Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP | USA | 6 Jul 2016

Court of Chancery’s Volcano Decision Extends Corwin Rule to Two-Step Mergers

The Delaware Court of Chancery’s June 30, 2016 decision in In re Volcano Corporation Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 10485-VCMR, extends to a


Ropes & Gray LLP | USA | 22 Sep 2011

WaMu court allows equity committee to pursue “equitable disallowance” of noteholder claims based on allegations of insider trading

On September 13, 2011, Judge Mary F. Walrath of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware granted standing for an equity committee in In re Washington Mutual, Inc. (“WaMu”) to seek “equitable disallowance” of claims held by noteholders that had traded claims after engaging in negotiations with WaMu over the terms of a global restructuring.


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 8 Sep 2011

Materiality in securities legislation: guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada imposes burdens on both plaintiffs and issuers

Management in public companies often struggles to determine how much or how little to disclose in connection with offerings of securities.


Day Pitney LLP | USA | 30 Dec 2010

White collar roundup

The Seventh Circuit denied an en banc review of the panel's refusal to reverse all of Conrad Black's fraud convictions.


Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 17 Nov 2010

DOL disputes adopting Moench presumption for fiduciaries of ERISA-governed plans

The U.S. Department of Labor recently argued that a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit got it wrong when it adopted the "Moench presumption" for assessing whether fiduciaries invested imprudently in employer stock in Quan v. Computer Sciences Corp., _ F.3d _, 2010 WL 3784702 (9th Cir. Sep. 30, 2010).

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