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Kevin M. LaCroix
NERA Releases Year-End 2010 Securities Class Action Litigation Study

On December 14, 2010, NERA Economic Consulting released its annual year-end study of securities class action lawsuit filings and settlements. The report, entitled "Trends 2010 Year-End Update," can be found here . Among other things, the NERA...

Thomas O. Gorman
This Week In Securities Litigation (December 17, 2010)

The insider trading investigation being conducted by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office again dominated events as the week ended. The inquiry spawned more charges and more guilty pleas and promises additional cases in the future. The Commission...

Kevin M. LaCroix
Why Ambac's Subprime Securities Suit Settlement Is Noteworthy

In its December 15, 2010 filing of Form 8-K ( here ), Ambac Financial Group announced that it had entered a memorandum of understanding to settle the subprime-related securities class action lawsuits pending against the company and certain of its directors...

Michael Lefkowitz
Jury Awards Total Of $152 Million In Case Alleging Distribution Of Cigarettes To Children

BOSTON - (Mealey's) A Massachusetts jury added $81 million in punitive damages on Dec. 16 to the $71 million in compensatory damages it had awarded two days earlier to the estate and only son of a woman who said she began smoking free Newport cigarettes...

LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
Gregory N. Jones Joins BoyarMiller As Chairman Of Litigation Group

HOUSTON - BoyarMiller , Houston's premier boutique business and litigation law firm, has announced that seasoned attorney Gregory N. Jones has joined the firm as shareholder and chairman of the Litigation Group. With more than 30 years of high-profile...

LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
Adan D. Briones Joins Jones Walker

HOUSTON - Jones Walker has announced that Adan D. Briones joined the firm as an associate in the firm's Houston office. Briones' practice focuses primarily on affirmative and defensive civil litigation, particularly in the areas of commercial...