United States Ninth Circuit

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Varjabedian v. Emulex Corporation, 16-55088

Affirming a district court conclusion in a putative securities class action relating to a corporate merger that the Securities Exchange Act does not create a private right of action for shareholders confronted with a tender offer and dismissing the complaint as to one defendant, who was not a proper defendant, holding that the Exchange Act requires a showing of negligence rather than scienter for the claims brought, and remanding for the district court to reconsider the defense motion to dismiss under the negligence standard.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/04/20




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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