Year: 2016

Insider Trading: Dirks, Newman, Salman and Payton – Part I

This is the first of two posts on the personal benefit test for tipping and insider trading. The second will appear tomorrow. A critical question in assessing tippee liability for insider trading is the personal benefit test first developed in

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This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending March 4, 2016)

The SEC had a significant courtroom victory this week, prevailing in the Payton insider trading trial. A jury returned a verdict in favor of the agency. The defendants had previously pleaded guilty in a parallel criminal case. Those pleas were

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