Month: February 2010

THIS WEEK IN SECURITIES LITIGATION (February 26, 2010)

This week, the on-going saga of the SEC’s litigation against Bank of America drew closer to resolution with tentative court approval of a proposed settlement. The Commission voted 3-2 to adopt the alternative uptick rule. SEC enforcement brought another case

THE CONTINUING CONTROVERSY OVER SHORT SELLING

The subject of short selling tends to create controversy. Since at least the abolition in 2007 of the 1930s era uptick rule which was designed to curb abusive short selling, the debate has continued over the merits of short selling.

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