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Supreme Court Addresses First of Numerous Issues Arising in ERISA “Stock Drop” Litigation

The Supreme Court's decision last week in LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, No. 06-856, slip op. (U.S. 2008), addressed the first of several issues that have divided the courts in ERISA "stock drop" cases, which concern losses to company 401(k) plans resulting from downturns in the company's stock.The defendant employer in the case, DeWolff, maintained a 401(k) plan in which plaintiff LaRue had been a participant.

Client Alert | February 25, 2008

Offensive E-Discovery Depositions: Is There a Defense?

New York associates Farrah Pepper and Matthew Kahn are the authors of "Offensive E-Discovery Depositions: Is There a Defense?" [PDF] published in the November 1, 2007 issue of Digital Discovery & Evidence (BNA).

Client Alert | November 1, 2007

Private Civil Litigation: The Other Side of Stock Option Backdating

New York Partner Lee Dunst is the author of "Private Civil Litigation: The Other Side of Stock Option Backdating" [PDF], published in the September 3, 2007 issue of the BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report.

Client Alert | September 3, 2007

The FCPA Enforcement Explosion Continues: Nine New Enforcement Actions in 2007 and Approximately 100 Active Investigations

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is 30 years old this year, and the anniversary is being “celebrated” with an explosion of enforcement activity by both the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”).

Client Alert | July 26, 2007

Supreme Court Establishes Rigorous Pleading Standard for Investor Suits

On June 21, 2007, the Supreme Court issued an 8-1 decision in Tellabs v. Makor Issues & Rights, No. 06-484, explaining the plaintiff’s burden under § 21D(b)(2) of the PSLRA (15 U.S.C.

Client Alert | June 22, 2007