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Miller v. Thane Int'l, Inc., 05-56043

In a class action brought against defendants under sections 12(a)(2) and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 alleging control person liability against individual defendants in connection with a merger transaction, a judgment in favor of defendants is reversed where: 1) the district court clearly erred when it found that defendants did not misrepresent that they would list the merged company's shares on the NASDAQ; and 2) such misrepresentations were material. (Superceding amended opinion)

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/09/2007
  • Submitted 05/09/2007
  • Decided 03/18/2008
  • Published 03/18/2008

Judges

  • Before:  BARRY G. SILVERMAN, KIM McLANE WARDLAW, and JAY S. BYBEE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Joel C. Feffer and Daniella Quitt, Wechsler Harwood LLP, New York, NY, and Lionel Z. Glancy and Peter A. Binkow, Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for the plaintiffs-appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Daniel J. Tyukody and Michael C. Tu, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for the defendants-appellees.

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