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SEC Settles with Former Bear Stearns Fund Managers

The Commission has reportedly settled one of its earliest and most high profile market crisis cases, the action against former Bear Stearns fund managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin. SEC v. Cioffi, Case No. 08-2457 (E.D.N.Y. Filed June 19, 2008). The SEC's action was brought in tandem with...

Bear Stearns Settles Credit Crisis Securities Suit for $275 Million

The March 2008 collapse of Bear Stearns was, in the words of Southern District of New York Judge Robert Sweet, "an early and major event in the turmoil that has affected the financial markets and the national and world economies." The securities class action litigation that followed the company's...

This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending October 5, 2012)

The President's new market crisis task force brought its first action this week. It named as a defendant Bear Stearns which has been acquired by JP Morgan. The New York AG, co-chair of the task force announced in the state of the union address earlier this year, brought the action. It differs substantially...