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1 day ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Exxon Removes Climate Change Misrepresentation Lawsuit To Federal Court
BOSTON - Removal of a lawsuit brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey against Exxon Mobil Corp. for alleged violations of the state's consumer protection law based on its misrepresentations to consumers and investors concealing the...
1 day ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Exxon Investor Files Derivative Suit Over Climate Change Risk Concealment
TRENTON, N.J. - Several current and former Exxon Mobil Corp. senior executives breached their fiduciary duty by concealing the material risks that climate change posed to the gas and oil company's business in order to allow Exxon to increase short...
2 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Panel: Appellant Failed To Address Jurisdictional Ground For Dismissal
NEW ORLEANS - A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Nov. 25 affirmed a federal district court's dismissal of a pro se complaint seeking review of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) order, ruling that because the pro se plaintiff...
7 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - 1st Circuit Panel Upholds Insider-Trading Securities Fraud Conviction
BOSTON - A federal jury properly found a real estate investor guilty of insider-trading securities fraud based on inside information he received from his wife, a corporate insider, and provided to two friends because government prosecutors presented sufficient...
8 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Tender Offer Statements Not Materially Misleading, Defendants Argue
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal district court did not err in dismissing federal securities law claims in a shareholder class action lawsuit alleging that a drug maker and its board of directors issued misrepresentations in a recommendation statement for a...
8 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Cannabis Producer Hit With Stock-Drop Suit Over Alleged Misrepresentations
NEWARK, N.J. - A shareholder sued a cannabis producer and distributor and several of its senior executives in New Jersey federal court on Nov. 21, alleging that the defendants misrepresented the financial strength of their consumer cannabis revenue in...
8 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Lead Plaintiffs' Scienter Allegations Deemed Insufficient Under Helwig
TOLEDO, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Nov. 22 ruled that lead plaintiffs in a securities class action against a real estate investment trust (REIT) and certain of its current and former senior executives failed to sufficiently plead that the defendants...
13 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Dismissal Of Claims Sought In Stock-Drop Suit Over AT&T's Streaming Platform
NEW YORK - Dismissal of claims in a securities class action lawsuit brought against telecommunications giant AT&T Inc., several of its senior executives and its directors is necessary because shareholders have failed to plead any facts necessary to...
14 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Ponzi Scheme Suit Defendants Found Not To Be Statutory Sellers Of Securities
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Dismissal of securities class action claims against two defendants in a lawsuit stemming from a Ponzi scheme involving the purchase and lending of cryptocurrency is warranted because the lead plaintiffs failed to sufficiently show...
16 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Shkreli's Petition For High Court Review Of Jury Instruction Ruling Denied
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 18 declined review of the Second Circuit U.S Court of Appeals' holding addressing the correctness of a "no ultimate harm" (NUH) jury instruction in the conviction of former pharmaceutical...
19 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Lack Of Misstatement Leads To Dismissal Of Stock-Drop Claims Against Drug Company
BOSTON - Dismissal of claims in a shareholder class action lawsuit against a biopharmaceutical company and two of its senior executives is necessary because a shareholder failed to plead any material misrepresentations or omissions in arguing that the...
20 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - 'Scattershot Approach' To Pleading Securities Claims Against Drug Maker Rejected
NEWARK, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Nov. 12 ruled that lead plaintiffs in a securities class action lawsuit brought against a biopharmaceutical company that develops hematology and oncology therapeutics and certain of its current and former...
21 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Shareholder Sues To Halt Vote On Merger Deal Until More Information Is Provided
NEW YORK - A shareholder of an autologous cell and gene therapy company sued the company and its board of directors in New York federal court on Nov. 11, seeking to enjoin a shareholder vote on a planned merger agreement until the defendants provide their...
22 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Civil Penalty In Insider Trading Suit Upheld On Appeal As Adequate
CHICAGO - A Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Nov. 8 ruled that a federal district court's assessment of a civil penalty against a defendant for his role in an illegal pump-and-dump and insider trading scheme was proper because although...
22 days ago
Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Panel: Whistleblowers Failed To Provide Sufficient Information To Receive Awards
NEW YORK - A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Nov. 8 ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission did not err in denying whistleblower awards to three parties in exchange for information they provided to the commission as part of an...
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