For in-house counsel, a federal district court order granting or denying class certification is often a watershed moment. If certification is denied, it may be economically impractical for the plaint
Federal court class actions have been around for over 50 years. As they grew in importance in the 1960s and 1970s, it was a bit like the tale of Frankenstein. Had the class action rule created an im
Plaintiffs lawyers are slapping public companies with securities class actions months or years after the date the alleged fraud came to light as they turn their attention from cases related to the fi
In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court promulgated Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f), which authorized the federal courts of appeals to hear interlocutory appeals from orders granting and denying class
...Appaloosa also includes Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I Ltd.; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; UBS Securities LLC; Pardus Capital Management LP, and Goldman...
...with a $2 million deposit by Marcos in 1972 at Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. in New York. Merrill Lynch went to court in...
...Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston, Citadel Derivatives Group LLC and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc. According to the information provided by Berger...
Weighing what has been billed as the securities fraud case of the decade, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday seemed poised to slam the door shut on investor class actions aimed at deep-pocket third-par
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