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Second Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Class Action brought Under The CEA
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower court's dismissal of a private class-action lawsuit brought under the CEA.
United States
24 Sep 2019
Trulia's Impact
The Delaware Court of Chancery's 2016 decision in In re Trulia, Inc. Stockholder Litigation changed the landscape for "disclosure-only" settlements in class action suits.
United States
15 Jul 2019
Federal Securities Litigation And Regulation: A Periodic Review And Predictions For The Remainder Of 2019
While the past year, or even eighteen months, was short on landmark federal securities law decisions, there was significant activity on the part of private securities litigants.
United States
28 May 2019
Delaware Court Of Chancery Finds Director Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty And Aiding And Abetting Liability For Activist Investor In Shareholder Class Action Suit
On October 16, 2018, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a post-trial opinion in In re PLX Technology Inc. Stockholder Litigation, a dispute arising from the August 2014 merger...
United States
22 Nov 2018
M&A Update: Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies The "Ab Initio" Requirement For Business Judgment Review Of Controlling Stockholder Transactions In Flood v. Synutra
In Flood v. Synutra Int'l Inc., the Delaware Supreme Court clarified its holding in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp. ("MFW").
United States
8 Nov 2018
District Court Certifies Class In Best Execution Case
The U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska (the "Court") granted a motion for the class certification of a claim against a broker-dealer for mishandling customer orders.
United States
6 Oct 2018
Supreme Court Refuses To Extend American Pipe Tolling To Successive Class Actions
On June 11, 2018, in China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh, the United States Supreme Court held that the American Pipe tolling doctrine, which suspends the running of the statute of limitations applicable...
United States
29 Jun 2018
SEC Investor Advocate Objects To Mandatory Arbitration Of Shareholder Class Actions
SEC Investor Advocate Rick Fleming expressed disapproval of mandatory arbitration provisions that prohibit shareholders from pursuing class actions.
United States
28 Feb 2018
Delaware Court Of Chancery Extends Business Judgment Rule Deference To Controller Transactions Involving Third-Parties
On August 18, 2017, the Delaware Court of Chancery granted defendants' motion to dismiss a class action brought by former minority stockholders of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
United States
30 Aug 2017
Preliminary Approval Granted To Settlement Of Class-Action Suit For Opening Unauthorized Accounts
A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted preliminary approval to an agreement that would allow Wells Fargo to settle a class-action lawsuit filed...
United States
21 Jul 2017
Bank Agrees To Settle Class Action Suit For Opening Unauthorized Accounts
Wells Fargo announced that it had reached an agreement in principle to pay $110 million to settle a class action lawsuit regarding its retail sales practices.
United States
7 Apr 2017
Protecting The Class: Why 2nd Circ. Nixed A $7B Settlement
In a June 30, 2016, opinion strongly focusing on whether benefits to class members were adequate, the Second Circuit rejected a $7.25 billion settlement of antitrust claims brought by millions of...
United States
23 Aug 2016
Cadwalader Attorneys Review Challenges To Standing In Data Privacy And Cybersecurity Cases
Cadwalader attorneys examined recent data privacy and cyber-security cases that may help class action plaintiffs establish Article III standing in federal court.
United States
31 May 2016
SIFMA Argues Against Weakening Class Certification Requirements
In its amicus curiae brief, SIFMA cautioned that weakening class certification requirements subjects companies to "abusive class actions" and the potential for "blackmail settlements."
United States
25 May 2016
Marketing And Data Security Practices: The FTC v. LifeLock Settlement
On December 17, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced that LifeLock, Inc. had agreed to settle contempt charges that the company violated the terms of a 2010 federal court order.
United States
24 May 2016
CFPB Targets Mandatory Arbitration Clauses To Protect Consumer Class Actions
On May 5, 2016, the CFPB issued a proposed rule to prohibit providers of certain consumer financial products and services from using arbitration clauses to block consumers from filing or participating in class action lawsuits.
United States
17 May 2016
Broad Anti-Inversion Rules Released
On April 4, 2016, Treasury released new rules making it more difficult for some U.S. companies to invert ("Serial Inversion Regulations"), Proposed Regulations limiting the effectiveness of "earnings stripping" techniques ("Earnings Stripping Regulations"), and Final and Temporary Treasury Regulations incorporating rules previously described in Notices 2014-52 and 2015-79.
United States
11 Apr 2016
Defending Against Confidential Witnesses In Securities Fraud Class Actions
Confronted with the heightened pleading standards that govern securities fraud claims, plaintiffs increasingly are relying on confidential witness statements to provide the high level of particularity required in their complaints.
United States
21 Oct 2015
Second Circuit Holds Application Of State Usury Laws To Third-Party Debt Purchasers Not Preempted By National Bank Act
Second Circuit Holds Application Of State Usury Laws To Third-Party Debt Purchasers Not Preempted By National Bank Act.
United States
10 Jun 2015
Halliburton Co. V. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.: The Court Retains Basic, But Permits Defendants To Rebut Price Impact At Class Certification
The Court declined to overturn the 25 year-old decision in Basic Inc. v. Levinson, which established the "fraud-on-the-market" presumption of reliance.
United States
26 Jun 2014
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