Supreme Court Hears Argument On Jurisdiction Questions In Securities Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument March 29 on the question of whether the United States has subject matter jurisdiction over a class action lawsuit filed by shareholders of an Australian bank who alleged that the company committed securities fraud within...

$624 Million Proposed Settlement Announced In Countrywide Securities Class Action

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) The lead plaintiffs in a consolidated class action complaint against former subprime mortgage lending giant Countrywide Financial Corp. (CFC) and others for alleged violations of federal securities laws announced a $624 million proposed settlement May 7 ( In re Countrywide...

Berman DeValerio Files Class Action Lawsuit Extending Class Period In BP Action

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The law firm of Berman DeValerio has filed a securities fraud lawsuit against BP plc, expanding the complaint to cover certain investors who acquired BP stock as early as mid-2005 ( The Oklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System v. BP, et al. , No. 2:10-cv-02013, E.D. La.). ...

WellCare Announces $200 Million Settlement In Securities Class Action

TAMPA, Fla. - (Mealey's) WellCare Health Plans Inc. announced Aug. 9 that it has reached an agreement to settle for $200 million a putative securities fraud class action that was brought against it in a Florida federal court ( Eastwood Enterprises, LLC, et al. v. Todd S. Farha, et al. , No. 8:07...

Preliminary Approval Of $12 Million Settlement In New Century Class Action Granted

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A federal judge in California on Aug. 9 preliminarily approved a $125 million settlement agreement between shareholders, former officers and directors of subprime mortgagor New Century Financial Corp., the company's outside auditor and the underwriters of New Century's...

Judge Allows Citigroup CDO Fraud Case To Proceed

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge is allowing a portion of a proposed class-action securities fraud lawsuit against Citigroup Inc., several executives and a board member to go forward. In a ruling filed Tuesday, Judge Sidney H. Stein said. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

Oral Argument Heard In Securities Class Action Challenging Primary Liability Of Service Providers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 7 heard oral argument in a securities class action lawsuit challenging whether a service provider can be held liable in a private securities fraud action for helping or participating in another company's misrepresentations in a prospectus...

Washington Mutual Settles Class Action Lawsuit For $208.5 Million

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Washington Mutual Inc. and its fellow defendants have agreed to pay $208.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from the lender's collapse in 2008, the biggest U.S. bank failure in history. The defendants and lead plaintiff Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board...