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High Court Rules In Amgen Securities Class Action That Plaintiffs Not Required To Prove Materiality For Certification
Posted on 6 Mar 2013 by Kevin M. LaCroix

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... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Review Liability Expansion In False Claim/Kickbacks Case
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 5 said that it will not review a federal appeals court ruling that found that an orthopedic device company could be sued for false claims and kickbacks based on certification by health care providers that... Read More

Williams Mullen: Court Holds Plan Sponsor’s SEC Filings Incorporated By Reference Into Retirement Plan’s Summary Plan Description, Constituted Part Of Plan Fiduciary’s Communications To Participants
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that an ERISA-regulated employee stock-ownership retirement plan’s incorporation by reference of the plan sponsor’s statements to the Securities... Read More