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Troice v. Greenberg Traurig L.L.P.
United States Fifth Circuit
Securities Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Legal Malpractice
Held that investors could not proceed with a lawsuit accusing an attorney of being complicit in a client's Ponzi scheme. The attorney had immunity...
04/17/2019 17-11464
US v. Patel
United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a financial executive's sentence for wire fraud. He had helped sell millions of dollars in fraudulent loans to an investment adviser.
04/16/2019 18‐1685
Fasano v. Yu
United States Second Circuit
Securities Law, Civil Procedure
Revived a shareholder lawsuit against a China-based company. Held that the district court erred in analyzing a forum non conveniens issue. Vacated a...
04/12/2019 18‐100‐cv
FIH, LLC v. Foundation Capital Partners LLC
United States Second Circuit
Securities Law
Revived an investor's federal securities law claims against the general partner of a private equity fund. The investor claimed that the general...
04/01/2019 18-357-cv
Lorenzo v. SEC
United States Supreme Court
Securities Law
In a securities law case, held that someone who is directed by a boss to make a misstatement may potentially be liable for it. A senior-level...
03/27/2019 17–1077
Farmers and Merchants Trust Co. v. Vanetik
California Court of Appeal
Securities Law, Oil and Gas Law
Upheld a jury's finding that an investor was defrauded by an oil exploration company, which used his investment only to pay off preexisting debts....
03/27/2019 G053688
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. v. Bucsek
United States Second Circuit
Securities Law, Insurance Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Held that an insurance company did not have to arbitrate a former employee's claims before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an...
03/22/2019 17‐881
Kaplan v. Reed Smith LLP
United States Second Circuit
Securities Law, Class Actions, Attorney's Fees
Addressed a fee dispute between two law firms that had served as co‐class counsel in a securities class action. Affirmed an order enjoining a state...
03/19/2019 17‐4067‐cv
SEC v. Rajaratnam
United States Second Circuit
Securities Law
Affirmed that a man who engaged in insider trading must pay a $93 million civil penalty. The managing partner of a multi-billion dollar group of hedge...
03/05/2019 11-5124-cv
Singh v. Cigna Corp.
United States Second Circuit
Securities Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a securities fraud class action complaint. Held that no reasonable investor would have relied on a company's generic...
03/05/2019 17‐3484‐cv

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