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Past Event
6 June 2012


  • Joshua D. Yount
    T +1 312 701 8423

Restraining Securities Fraud Liability: Developments In Class Certification and Third-Party Liability

As the securities fraud suits filed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis have begun to generate dismissal and class certification rulings, courts have supplied important guidance on a new generation of arguments aimed at protecting defendants from unwarranted liability. Please join Mayer Brown partners Josh Yount and Dana Douglas for a review of recent decisions and promising arguments on class certification and third-party liability in securities fraud cases. Discussion topics will include:

  • How a defendant can defeat class certification by showing that some putative class members knew the “truth” allegedly misstated.
  • Whether a defendant can use evidence that the alleged misstatements lacked any price impact to defeat class certification.
  • The impact of Janus and a summary of lower court rulings interpreting it.
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