WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13 invited U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. to file a brief expressing the views of the United States in a securities lawsuit against a number of parties that failed to properly investigate Bernard L. Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme (Irving H. Picard v. JPMorgan Chase & Co., et al., No. 13-448, U.S. Sup.).