SCG INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against SCANA Corporation

Securities Class Litigation Filed Against SCANA Corporation

Lieff Cabraser announces that class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of SCANA Corporation (“SCANA” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SCG) between January 19, 2016 and September 22, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). [Read more…]

“Where are the Gatekeepers?” Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Investment Company Institute May 2017 General Members Meeting

Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Investment Company Institute May 2017 General Members Meeting

Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute’s May 4, 2017 General Members Meeting on “Where are the Gatekeepers? The Need for Investment Firm Oversight of the Capital Markets.” Mr. Leppla and his partners represent institutional investors in major class and opt-out investment loss recovery litigation in circumstances where such losses are due to fraud or serious corporate misconduct. [Read more…]

Michael Miarmi to Discuss Fraud-on-the-Market Theory

Michael Miarmi to Discuss Fraud-on-the-Market Theory

Lieff Cabraser attorney Michael Miarmi will participate in a live CLE webcast addressing landmark securities fraud decisions on December 17, 2015. “Fraud-on-the-Market Theory: Presumption and Other Significant Issues and Updates in 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast” will be held on Thursday, December 17 from noon to 12 p.m. (Eastern). The discussion will center around the June 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. in which the foundation of securities class actions was called into question. [Read more…]

Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Legal Executive Institute

Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Legal Executive Institute on Intellectual Property Valuation Issues in Merger and Acquisition Litigation

Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Legal Executive Institute’s October 8, 2015 meeting on Board of Director fiduciary duties related to intellectual property valuation in the context of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. With the dramatic rise of M&A activity involving the acquisition of companies with valuable intellectual property, the issue arises as to whether the Board of the company to be acquired has taken appropriate steps to value its intellectual property. Conventional valuation methods (e.g., discounted cash flow analysis, the use of comparables, etc.) may be of limited help. Mr. Leppla will examine the legal standards with respect to board fiduciary duty in this area and also review new, more innovative financial methods to assess valuation.

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Joy A. Kruse and Dean M. Harvey Discuss Class Action Trends

Joy A. Kruse and Dean M. Harvey Discuss Class Action Trends

Lieff Cabraser partners Joy A. Kruse and Dean M. Harvey will be discussing the latest trends in class actions at the Eleventh Annual Comprehensive Conference on Class Actions on June 4th & 5th in Seattle, Washington. Hosted by Law Seminars International, the conference will bring together distinguished practitioners in state and federal class actions. Ms. Kruse will address developments in securities law on a panel entitled "Raising Capital: Class Actions and Market Manipulation." Mr. Harvey will speak on the "Cases at the Intersection of Class Actions and Employee Protection Regulations" panel.

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Nicholas Diamand Speaks at ICGN Annual Conference

Nicholas Diamand Speaks at ICGN Annual Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorney Nicholas Diamand will be participating at the 2015 International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Annual Conference hosted by the City of London, at Guildhall from June 3-5, 2015. Diamand will chair a panel on “Legal Redress as a Corporate Governance Element of Shareholder Engagement: An International Perspective.” Institutional investors from the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia will discuss the regional approaches to investor protection litigation and recovery.

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Bruce Leppla To Speak at 2015 ICI Legal Forum on Investment Funds

Bruce Leppla To Speak at 2015 ICI Legal Forum on Investment Funds

Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute’s 2015 Legal Forum “ICI at 75: Facing the Future” on May 7, 2015, in Washington D.C. Leppla will be discussing the topic of investment funds as litigation plaintiffs at this year’s legal forum. The Legal Forum invites selected lawyers to give presentations to the investment management industry at the 2015 General Membership Meeting (GMM), the Legal Forum and various other conferences and workshops. Leppla is speaking this year at both the GMM meeting and the Legal Forum. He is the only plaintiffs’ lawyer to be invited, and is a frequent speaker at other ICI, International Foundation and NCPERS events.

 

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Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement in BNY Mellon Foreign Currency Exchange Lawsuit

Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement in BNY Mellon Foreign Currency Exchange Lawsuit

Editor’s Note: Lieff Cabraser is Outside Counsel for the Ohio Attorney General in the litigation. We are also Interim Co-Lead Counsel for the proposed class of BNY Mellon custodial customers.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the $335 million settlement, subject to court approval, of a class-action lawsuit against The Bank of New York Mellon (“BNYM”) over claims that it unlawfully overcharged pension funds and other banking customers for foreign currency exchange (“FX”) trades. Combined with settlements with other regulatory and government agencies, the total gross compensation to BNYM’s customers will be $504 million. BNYM has agreed to pay an additional $210 million in penalties to the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and other government agencies.

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Bruce Leppla Speaks at the Investment Company Institute’s Annual Mutual Funds Conference

Bruce Leppla Speaks at the Investment Company Institute's Annual Mutual Funds Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute‘s Annual Mutual Funds Conference on March 17 in Palm Desert, CA. He will be featured on a panel, discussing the topic of “Investment Funds as Plaintiffs: Considering When and How to Act.” The panel will cover the different types of actions that investment companies bring, the fiduciary duties of advisors and boards as relevant to plaintiffs’ litigation, relevant investment management policies, the process of case evaluation, and the reasons both for and against serving as a lead plaintiff or opting out of pending class litigation. The 2015 ICI conference will be sponsored by Brown Brothers Harriman, Bloomberg For Enterprise, Command Financial, Confluence, McGladrey, U.S. Bancorp, and Gunn, Steers & Company.

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