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James M. Wilson Jr. On Securities Class Actions - Analysis Of The Supreme Court's Decision In Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co.
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by James M. Wilson, Jr.

Excerpt: Introduction: On June 6, 2011, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal's requirement that plaintiffs in securities class actions prove "loss causation" at the class certification stage of the case... Read More

Basic, Dura And The Halliburton Decision On Class Certification In Securities Class Actions
Posted on 9 Jun 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

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... Read More

Proof of Loss Causation Not Needed At Class Certification Stage, High Court Rules In Halliburton Case
Posted on 9 Jun 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

As many 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... Read More

Erica P. John Fund, Inc v. Halliburton Co. Securities Class Action: Loss Causation And Class Certification
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

In Halliburton , the Supreme Court is deciding "Whether, in a private action under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 . . . a plaintiff who invokes the fraud-on-the market presumption of reliance must prove loss causation in order... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Securities Class Action
Posted on 25 Apr 2011 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An investor that alleged that Halliburton Co. and certain of its officers violated federal securities law by making false and misleading statements about its asbestos litigation liability told the U.S. Supreme Court on... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Iraq Case Against Halliburton
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a woman who wants to sue Halliburton for the brain injury her husband suffered when a truck in a fuel convoy crashed in Iraq. The justices, without comment Monday, let stand a federal... Read More

High Court To Review Class Action Against Halliburton
Posted on 9 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear an appeal by Halliburton Co. shareholders who want to pursue a class-action lawsuit claiming the oil services company inflated its stock price starting when former Vice President... Read More