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BP Shareholders File Lawsuit Over Gulf Oil Spill In Eastern District Of Louisiana
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Citing the company's history of safety lapses, cost cutting and workplace disasters, shareholders who purchased stock in BP on June 10 filed a class action lawsuit based on claims that the company mislead investors before the Deepwater... Read More

High Court Upholds 3rd Circuit's Ruling, Finds Stockholder's Suit Against Merck Was Timely
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 27 affirmed a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a shareholder derivative lawsuit over Merck & Co. Inc.'s marketing of Vioxx was timely and held that the statute of... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Market Timing Case
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 8 heard oral arguments in an appeal of a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allowing the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek penalties against defendants for securities fraud... Read More

High Court: Investors Properly Pleaded Materiality In Securities Class Action Suit
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 22 unanimously affirmed that shareholders of a drug maker properly showed that the drug maker violated federal securities law by failing to disclose that one of its products caused adverse... Read More

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