observers had expected, the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the Fifth
Circuit's opinion in the Halliburton case. In a brief June 6, 2011 opinion from
Chief Justice John
Roberts , writing for a unanimous court, the Court held that securities
class action lawsuit plaintiffs do not need...
Plaintiffs in a securities class action are not required
to prove loss causation as part of the class certification process, the Supreme
Court held in a unanimous decision handed down on Monday. Erica P. Hon Fund,
Inc. v. Halliburton Co., No. 09-1403 (Decided June 6, 2011) [ the enhanced version of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A shareholder plaintiff and
a pharmaceutical company debated in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 5 whether
a securities lawsuit may proceed as a class action even if the plaintiff is
unable to plead materiality ( Amgen Inc., Kevin W. Sharer, Richard D. Nanula...
In a much anticipated ruling in the Amgen securities
class action litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 majority opinion
written by Justice Ginsburg, held that a securities plaintiff is not required
to prove that the allegedly misleading statements are material as a
prerequisite to class certification...