Year: 2008

This Week In Securities Litigation (July 3, 2008)

This week the SEC continued to focus on insider trading and option backdating. The Commission prevailed in an important decision by Ninth Circuit construing the breach of duty requirement in insider trading cases based on the misappropriation theory. It also

A Significant Win In The Court of Appeals And Another Backdating Case

On June 30, 2008, the SEC won a significant decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an insider trading case which had been previously dismissed by the district court. At the same time, the SEC filed a partially