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Adobe PDFSupreme Court’s Omnicare Ruling Advances Investor Rights and Encourages Better Disclosure in IPOs
Dave Kaplan; Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a victory for investors last month with a decision that clarifies a robust standard of liability for IPOs and other securities offerings and encourages better disclosure by securities issuers.

 

Adobe PDFHigh-Frequency Trading: For Better, or for Worse? Trading at the Speed of Light
Emily Lambert; Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2015, previously published on Fall 2014
When brokers met under the buttonwood tree in lower Manhattan in the 1700s, they swapped stocks and bonds in the open air. A century later, in Chicago, the Board of Trade had a visitors’ gallery that attracted crowds when trading got wild. In 2009, at the Chicago offices of the now-closed...

 

Adobe PDFMore than One Way to Pick a Pocket: SEC Scrutiny of Private Equity Firms Reveals Widespread Abuses
Brandon Marsh; Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2015, previously published on Fall 2014
New SEC probes into the private equity industry have revealed an alarming pattern of misconduct by private equity fund managers that should be of particular concern to institutional investors.

 

Adobe PDFThe State of International Shareholder Litigation: Comparing Outlooks in the US and UK
Kurt Hunciker, Jake Nachmani; Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on Fall 2014
Overseas shareholder litigation is a hot and increasingly important topic in the investor community following the US Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, which restricted recoveries under the anti-fraud provisions of the US federal securities laws for...

 

Adobe PDFShareholder Face a New Barrier to Litigation: Adoption of Fee-Shifting Bylaws is Corporations’ Latest Effort to Undermine Shareholder Rights
Adam Hollander, Edward G. Timlin; Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on Fall 2014
The adoption of fee-shifting bylaws has recently become a divisive (and threatening) issue within the corporate governance community. In its May 8, 2014 ruling in ATP Tour v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld a fee-shifting bylaw requiring unsuccessful plaintiffs to bear the...

 

Adobe PDFUnited States Supreme Court Declines to Hear IndyMac Appeal
Dave Kaplan; Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on Fall 2014
On September 29, 2014, in an unexpected development, the US Supreme Court reversed course and decided not to hear an appeal in the IndyMac securities class action. The Supreme Court initially agreed to hear the plaintiff’s appeal in IndyMac to resolve a split between the Second Circuit and...

 

Adobe PDFHalliburton II: A Triumph for Investors’ Rights and Market Integrity
Thomas C. Goldstein; Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
In an important victory for investors’ rights in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (Halliburton II), the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed on June 23, 2014 that investors are entitled to rely on the integrity of the prices of securities that are traded in well-developed...

 

Adobe PDFWho Can You Trust? The Failure of RMBS Trustees to Protect Investors
Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
In the aftermath of the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression, investors in residential mortgagebacked securities (“RMBS”) who sustained billions of dollars in losses are still trying to figure out who is legally responsible for the mess. Naturally, the banks that...

 

Adobe PDFFive Years Later, No Criminals?
Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
Judge Jed S. Rakoff recently delivered a powerful speech at the New York City Bar Association addressing corporate accountability after the 2008 financial crisis. The number of high-level executives criminally prosecuted for fraud related to the crisis is zero. Even though the U.S. federal...

 

Adobe PDFInvestors Can Toll the Dutch Statute of Limitations with a Simple Letter
Flip Wijers; Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
In the early 2000s, a massive accounting scandal at Dutch international supermarket chain Royal Ahold N.V. (“Ahold”) shocked the global investment community and resulted in criminal and civil charges being filed in the Netherlands and the U.S. Almost a decade later, a Dutch shareholder...

 


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