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Private litigation under the federal securities laws

Hearings before the Subcommittee on Securities of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, ... lawyers, June 17 and July 21, 1993 (S. hrg)

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Written in English


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Number of Pages888
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Open LibraryOL7371157M
ISBN 100160439116
ISBN 109780160439117
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insufficient to support a claim under the US federal securities laws.4 Still, even in victory, Invision was forced to defend costly private litigation arising from allegations of FCPA violations – all of this after already having paid nearly US$2 million in fines and penalties to the US Government.5 Breach of fiduciary duties. Exhibit TIM HORTONS INC. Safe Harbor Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of and Canadian Securities Laws. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements to encourage companies to provide prospective information, so long as those statements are identified as forward-looking and are .   This pocket guide is designed to offer judges an introduction to the law and practice of securities litigation. It provides an overview of the types of legal and practical issues judges may confront in litigation arising under the securities laws, and, where possible, offers suggestions. This guide also identifies the areas of securities law most prone to circuit splits or.


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