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Erica P. John Fund, Inc v. Halliburton Co. Securities Class Action: Loss Causation And Class Certification

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 for the suit to be maintained as a class action...

Thomas O. Gorman On This Week In Securities Litigation (May 20, 2011)

This week SEC Enforcement continued to implement its new cooperation initiatives, moving forward from the spectacle of the Stanford testimony last week and the past. The Commission executed its first deferred prosecution agreement. The fact that it resolved an FCPA case, an area in which the agency has...

Thomas O. Gorman On This Week In Securities Litigation (May 27, 2011)

The Commission issued it controversial new Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules by a 3 to 2 vote this week. Many critics claim the rules will undermine corporate compliance programs. Insider trading is the key theme this week. Insider trading on Capitol Hill with a Senator sending a request to the SEC regarding...

The Week in Securities Litigation: Martoma Enters Not Guilty Plea In Insider Trading Case

In this holiday shortened first week of the year, one of the most significant current cases moved forward with the entry of a not guilty plea by Mathew Martoma to insider trading charges. Mr. Martoma is the latest person charged in the on-going insider trading wars being waged by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's...