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Client Newsletter, Spring 2015:

  • Kessler Topaz Takes Dole’s Controlling Stockholder and Deutsche Bank to Trial
  • Brazilian Oil Giant Petrobras Engulfed in Massive Corruption Scandal, Investors Bring Suit
  • A “Valeant” Scheme Causes Investor Losses
  • KTMC Partners with PILCOP to Represent Students with Disabilities in Special Education Law Project
  • Class Certification and the Use of Event Studies after Comcast
  • Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Joins Whistleblower Litigation Group
  • Delaware Legislature Weighs Fee Shifting Legislation — Legislation Bans Fee Shifting While Authorizing Other Litigation-Restricting Bylaws
  • The Sixth Annual Evolving Fiduciary Obligations of Pension Plans
  • Merck Vioxx Securities Litigation: Trial Approaches As the Court Finds Defendants’ Opinion Statements Interpreting Scientific Data Actionable Under Omnicare
  • The Tenth Annual Rights and Responsibilities of Institutional Investors Conference
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Winter 2015:

  • Kessler Topaz Wins in Rare Securities Fraud Trial
  • Investors Opposing Fee-Shifting Bylaws
  • Kessler Topaz Achieves Substantial Changes to Safeway Merger Terms Valued at Over $230 Million
  • “Targeting Data Breaches”: A Win for Financial Institutions Victimized by Data Breaches
  • 2014 Year in Review: Significant Legal Developments in Class Action and Shareholder Litigation Outside the United States
  • KTMC Secures $12 Million Settlement for ArthroCare Shareholders

Client Newsletter, Fall 2014:

  • Halliburton: Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Reaffirming the Applicability of Fraud-on-the-Market Doctrine
  • Bylaw Madness: Boards Writing Their Own Rules for Litigation
  • Delaware Chancery Court Denies Motion to Dismiss and Applies Entire Fairness Standard to Transaction with Controlling Stockholder
  • KTMC Still Slugging at Billionaire Harold Hamm Despite Legislative “Home-Towning”
  • New York Attorney General Shines a Light on Dark Pools
  • Recent Developments in Australian Class Actions
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Spring 2014:

  • IndyMac and Omnicare: The Supreme Court Wades Deeper Into Securities Law
  • The Ninth Annual Rights and Responsibilities of International Investors Conference: A Recap
  • U.S. Supreme Court to Hear ERISA Case of First Impression
  • In the Community
  • The Fifth Annual Evolving Fiduciary Obligations of Pension Plans Seminar: A Recap
  • U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of SLUSA’s Preclusion Provision in Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice
  • Puerto Rican Bond Saga Leaves UBS Customers Shaken
  • Ontario Courts Appear Willing to Assert Jurisdiction in Securities Class Actions Even When the Securities Were Not Purchased on a Canadian Exchange
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Fall 2013:

  • Finding a Way Around Morrison: Texas Court Sustains BP Investors’ English Law Claims in Deepwater Horizon Suit
  • Will the U.S. Supreme Court Shut the Courthouse Doors for Investors?
  • The Rise of Securities Class Actions and Third Party Litigation Funding in Australia
  • A New Challenge (and Challenger) Facing Public Pension Funds
  • Chadbourne & Park, LLP v. Troice — Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on SLUSA’s “In Connection With” Requirement
  • Standing in MBS Cases: Implications for Investors Seeking Class-Wide Relief
  • No Time for Repose: Police & Fire Retirement System v. IndyMac MBS, Inc.
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Summer 2013:

  • The Supreme Court’s Latest Defense of Arbitration Clauses: Oxford Health and AMEX
  • Silver v. IMAX: Ontario Court’s Treatment of Parallel Class Action Proceedings
  • Recent Developments in Securities Fraud Damages: The Liberty Media Verdict
  • KTMC Achieves Significant Pleading Stage Victories in Two Recent Director Oversight Cases Involving Chinese Companies
  • The Resurgence of the “Unified Standard” and the Import of the In re MFW Shareholders Litigation Decision on Controlling Stockholder Transactions
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Spring 2013:

  • PGGM Appointed as Lead Plaintiff in Investor’s Class Action Lawsuit Against HP – Kessler Topaz to Serve as Lead Counsel
  • Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds: Supreme Court’s Holding Levels the Playing Field at Class Certification in Securities Cases
  • Kessler Topaz Secures $10 Million Settlement Fund for Moneygram Minority Shareholders
  • Eleventh Circuit Limits Private Securities Plaintiffs’ Ability to Plead Loss Causation
  • Kessler Topaz Achieves Milestone Victory in Exchange Rate Litigation
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Fall 2012:

  • Bank of America Shareholders Achieve Historic $2.425 Billion Recovery Related to Merrill Lynch Acquisition
  • The World's Most Important Number: A Look Into the LIBOR Manipulation Scandal
  • Kessler Topaz Continues Campaign Against Exclusive Forum Bylaw Provisions
  • Amgen v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds — Will the Supreme Court Heighten a Plaintiffs' Burden on Class Certification?
  • Kessler Topaz Historic $2 Billion Post-trial Verdict Against Grupo Mexico Upheld on Appeal
  • Kessler Topaz Enjoins Annual Meeting to Force Additional Disclosures About Equity Compensation
  • How a Dissent Produced a Majority Rationale
  • The Second Circuit Weighs in on the Issue of Class Standing: NECA-IBEW Health & Welfare Fund v. Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Getting Serious About ESG
  • The Federal Circuit Strengthens Method Patents
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Summer 2012:

  • Court Approves Settlements with Ex-Lehman Brothers Officers, Directors and with the Underwriters of Certain Lehman Offerings
  • Kessler Topaz Forces Repeal of Forum Selection Bylaws and Proposals, Continues Additional Forum Selection Litigation
  • Kessler Topaz Obtains $150 Million and $280 Million Settlements in Proprietary Securities Lending Matters
  • Regulation S-K and the New Wave of Securities Act Liability
  • Kessler Topaz Secures $49 Million Settlement for Delphi Financial Group Shareholders
  • Saying a Lot Without Saying Anything at All: The SEC Offers Options But No Clear Path on Morrison

Client Newsletter, Winter 2012:

  • Kessler Topaz Commences Litigation Challenging Mandatory Forum Selection Bylaw Provisions
  • Class Certified in the Bank of America Securities Litigation
  • Kessler Topaz Upholds Shareholders' Inspection Rights
  • So Happy Together: New York Securities Plaintiffs & The Martin Act
  • NORTHERN EXPOSURE: A Summary of the Lead Plaintiff Appointment Process in Canadian Securities Class Action Lawsuits
  • Limiting Concepcion: Federal Courts Continue to Invalidate Contractual Arbitration Provisions
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Fall 2011:

  • Kessler Topaz Obtains $1.26 Billion in Damages from Grupo Mexico in In re Southern Peru Copper Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation
  • The Supreme Court Wraps Up a Busy Term – a Mixed Bag for Investors
  • Wachovia Bond Litigation: A Historic Post-Credit Crisis Settlement of $627 Million
  • Frauds Rising in the East and Setting in the West
  • KTMC Guest Column: Frequently Maligned Class Action Lawsuits Actually Deter Financial Wrongdoing, Study Finds
  • “Come On In” – Court Confirms European Asset Managers’ Ability to Prosecute Claims Under the Federal Securities Laws
  • Kessler Topaz Patent Litigators Prepare for Trial Against Garmin, Volkswagen in GPS Device Litigation
  • Kessler Topaz Recovers $24 Million for Shareholders in eBay and GSI Commerce Merger
  • Victory for Plaintiffs As Countrywide MBS Case Sent Back to State Court
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Summer 2011:

  • Introducing Kessler Topaz
  • Kessler Topaz Taking Mexican Mining Giant to Trial in In re Southern Peru Copper Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation
  • The Supreme Court Reaffirms Its Flexible View of Materiality in SecuritiesFraud Suits - a Review of Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano, 563 U.S. __, 131 S. Ct. 1309 (2011)
  • FIXED INCOME FREE FOR ALL: Kessler Topaz Pursues Direct Claims on Behalf of Union Pension Funds to Recover Fixed Income Losses Caused by Wachovia
  • The Question of Auditor Primary Liability for Misstatements in Audited Financial Statements: The Ninth Circuit's New Mexico Decision
  • "It's Not My Job": The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Plaintiffs Must Establish Loss Causation in Order to Certify a Class Action
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Spring 2011:

  • Collective Litigation Continues to Take Hold in a Growing Number of Countries Around the World
  • From Walden Pond to Wall Street: The Rise of Socially Responsible Investment
  • 2nd Annual EFOPP Conference Draws Investors From Across the U.S. To Discuss Governance and Investment Issues
  • When One Door Closes, Another One Opens ... Kessler Topaz Pursues Claims Against Fortis in Dutch Courts
  • In re United Therapeutics Corporation Derivative Litigation: Notable Settlement of An Executive Compensation Case
  • THE WELL TRAVELLED ROAD: The Supreme Court's Recent Interest in Securities Fraud Actions Continues
  • Calendar of Events

Client Newsletter, Winter 2011:

  • Historic Jury Verdict in First Credit Crisis Securities Fraud Trial
  • A Brand New Day? The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act's Impact on Investors
  • Annual EFOPP Meeting 2011
  • Analyzing Litigation in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Annual RRII Meeting 2011
  • Kessler Topaz Obtains Appraisal Rights, More Stock for Talecris Stockholders
  • Conflicted Financial Advisor Agrees to Pay Talbots

Client Newsletter, Summer 2010:

  • Lehman's Bankruptcy and Findings of the Court-Appointed Examiner
  • U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Morrison, et al. v. National Australia Bank Ltd. et al
  • Annual EFOPP 2011 Meeting
  • Delaware, Insider Trading and the Limitations of Federal Preemption: The Chancery Court Upholds State Law Claim
  • Kessler Topaz Spurs Change in Tender Offer Terms
  • One Firm, Two Offices, Consistently Good Results — Kessler Topaz's East and West Coast Offices Work Together to Prosecute Fraud
  • Kessler Topaz Achieves a $490 Million Class in the JPMorgan Securities Lending Litigation
  • Sony: Rocking out with Twombly
  • The State of the U.S. Public Pension System

Client Newsletter, Spring 2010:

  • International Perspectives
  • Kessler Topaz Enjoins Merger, Puts Company in "Play" for Higher Offer
  • Statistical Significance, Materiality and the Duty to Disclose Pharmaceutical Risks: The Ninth Circuit's Siracusano Decision
  • U.S. Jury Finds Vivendi S.A. Liable for Securities Fraud
  • Climate Change and Your Investments
  • Judge Lifts Discovery Stay in Bank of America Shareholder Litigation
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events

Client Newsletter, Winter 2010:

  • Say on Pay Works--If Investors Use Their Rights
  • The $62 Million Settlement of a Notorious Backdating Case
  • Institutional Investor Conference
  • The U.S. Supreme Court Hears Appeal of Non-U.S. Investors Asserting Claims for Misconduct
  • The Troubled Asset Relief Program Has Enabled, Not Cured, Wall Street's Gambling Addiction
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events

Client Newsletter, Summer 2009:

  • Corporate Governance and the Financial Crisis
  • The "Shareholder Bill of Rights": The Proposed Legislation
  • Institutional Investor Conference
  • Kessler Topaz Urges SEC to Allow Greater Voice by Shareholders in Nominating Directors
  • Kessler Topaz ERISA Department Takes Brieger, et al. v. Tellabs, Inc. to Trial
  • Court Approves Roche Settlement
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events

Client Newsletter, Spring 2009:

  • One Hand Watching the Other
  • Madeline Albright Provides Insight at 2009 RRII
  • KTMC Wins Mandamus Battle
  • Rate and Switch
  • Golden Coffin Benefits and Dead Peasant Policies
  • KTMC Announces Expansion of West Coast Office
  • Stockholder Action Empowers Genentech
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events

Client Newsletter, Winter 2009:

  • Caught Off-Guard by Losses in Securities Lending Programs
  • Lehman Brothers Update
  • Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Countrywide Predatory Lending Case
  • Kessler Topaz Leads Fight for IndyMac Shareholders
  • Is Now the Time for "Say on Pay"?

Client Newsletter, Fall 2008:

  • Introducing Kessler Topaz
  • Not All Foreign Plaintiffs Are Equal in U.S. Securities Class Actions
  • Enhanced Analytics Initiative Joins Forces With UNPRI
  • Lehman Brothers Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection: The Downfall of a Wall Street Firm
  • Kessler Topaz Seeks Injunction to Limit "Golden Parachute" Payments to Outgoing CEO
  • Lessons From The 2008 Proxy Season

Client Newsletter, Spring 2008:

  • Kofi Annan Inspires Delegates at the Third Annual Rights & Responsibilities of Institutional Investors Seminar
  • The Current State of Stock Option Backdating Litigation
  • Kessler Topaz GUEST COLUMN Hidden Damages By David A. Schwerin, Ph.D.
  • Second Circuit Affirms "Corporate Scienter" Doctrine
  • Kessler Topaz Wins Back-To-Back Appeals under the Securities Act of 1933
  • Brocade Federal Securities Class Action Settles for $160,000,000
  • 2008 Upcoming Events

Client Newsletter, Winter 2008:

  • Recent Opinions Change Landscape of ERISA Litigation
  • Founding Partner Richard S. Schiffrin Announces His Retirement
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds Target of U.S. and European Scrutiny
  • The Economics of Class Actions
  • News Briefs
  • Kessler Topaz Secures $50 Million Settlement from Transkaryotic Therapies
  • 2008 Upcoming Events

Client Newsletter, Fall 2007:

  • SEC Denies Shareholder Access to Proxies
  • Study Shows Europeans Believe Class Actions Are on the Way
  • RRII 2008 UPDATE
  • Kessler Topaz GUEST COLUMN Public Employee, Retirement Security Under Attack By: Hank H. Kim, Esquire
  • Brocade Class Action Granted Class Certification
  • Fighting the High Cost of Health Care
  • 2008 Upcoming Events

Client Newsletter, Summer 2007:

  • Kessler Topaz Settles Securities Class Action Against Delphi Corporation and Certain Defendants
  • Court Limits Vivendi Class To Investors In U.S., France,England and the Netherlands
  • Brocade Communications CEOFound Guilty In Criminal Trial; Civil Actions Continue
  • Kessler Topaz Recovers Additional $225 Million For Class In Tyco Securities Litigation
  • Kessler Topaz GUEST COLUMN - Class Actions In Denmark, By: Jens Rostock-Jensen, Jurister
  • RRII 2008 Announced
  • Kessler Topaz Settles Family Dollar Stores Option Backdating Case
  • 2007 Upcoming Events

Client Newsletter, Spring 2007:

  • Kessler Topaz Secures $3 Billion Settlement in Tyco
  • Securities Litigation — Case Continuing Against Auditor
  • Dutch Economist and Pension Expert Peter Kraneveld Joins Kessler Topaz as Advisor
  • Collective Actions in Italy: Mired in Opposition
  • Congress Passes Legislation to Rein-in Runaway Boards: Shareholder Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
  • Kessler Topaz's Second Annual Seminar on Shareholder Rights and Responsibilities Again Attracts over 100 Delegates from Around the World
  • Tellabs Update:Kessler Topaz Files an Amicus Brief on Behalf of the
  • National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems
  • Israeli Strategic Alliance Further Expands Global Presence for Kessler Topaz
  • Have They No Shame? Robert Nardelli's $210 Million Golden Parachute

Client Newsletter, Winter 2007:

  • Tellabs: The SEC Seeks to Limit Shareholder Protections
  • Investors Demand a "Say On Pay"
  • Schiffrin & Barroway Adds Topaz and Kessler as Named Partners and Opens California Office
  • Court Denies PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Motion for Summary Judgment in the In re Tyco Int'l Securities Litigation
  • Options Backdating Litigation Update
  • Responsible Investment Initiatives Gaining Steam
  • Kessler Topaz Announces Alliance with Italian Law Firm
  • Court Lifts Discovery Stay in Delphi Class Action
  • Client Newsletter, Fall 2006:
  • Study Finds That Institutions Add Value to Securities Class Actions
  • Bed Bath Backdating & Beyond
  • Delphi Securities Litigation: Full-Steam Ahead
  • Kessler Topaz's Investigative Services Department the Newest Weapon in the Firm's Legal Arsenal
  • Global Group of Investors Seeks "Basic" Rights with Respect to U.S. Corporate Boards

Client Newsletter, Summer 2006:

  • Kessler Topaz Takes Leading Role in Response to Corporate America's Latest
  • Executive Scandal: The Back-Dating Game
  • Kessler Topaz Scores a Major Victory in the Viacom Executive Compensation Case
  • Major Victory for Plaintiffs in Tyco International Class Action
  • Major Victory for Plaintiffs in Tyco International Class Action
  • J.P. Morgan Agrees to $425 Million Settlement for its Role in In Re Initial
  • Public Offering Securities Litigation; First of 55 Underwriters to Settle

Client Newsletter, Spring 2006:

  • Kessler Topaz Seminar on Shareholder Rights and Responsibilities Attracts Over 100 Delegates from Around the World
  • Executive Compensation is Focus of Several Shareholder Cases at Kessler Topaz
  • Unique Defenses Cannot Prevent Class Certification
  • Court Sustains Claims Against NYSE Specialists LaBranche and Van der Moolen
  • Kessler Topaz Wins Motion Benefiting Prescription Drug Purchases

Client Newsletter, Winter 2005:

  • Shareholder Activism On The Rise Globally
  • Kessler Topaz Wins Major Victory For European Investors In DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Case
  • Kessler Topaz Achieves Substantial Recovery For Class Members In CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Securities Litigation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb ERISA Litigation Ends In Victory For Plan Participants
  • Bankruptcy At Delphi Corp. Bringing Twists To Class Action Case
  • Kessler Topaz Achieves Significant Corporate Governance Victories In Two Cases

Client Newsletter, Fall 2005:

  • Kessler Topaz Achieves Victory Under Often Over-Looked Securities Act
  • Kessler Topaz – The French Connection
  • Court Upholds 10B-5 Claims Against Parmalat's Auditors And Bankers
  • Litigation Bulletin: Class Action Fairness Act Of 2005
  • Kessler Topaz's ERISA Litigation Department Earns Landmark Third Circuit Decision
  • The Dura Pharmaceuticals Opinion: The U.S. Supreme Court Confirms Existing Law On Pleading Requirements And Loss Causation
  • Kessler Topaz Lawyers Take Part In Pension Fund Conferences

Client Newsletter, Spring 2005:

  • Court Grants Preliminary Approval Of Settlement In Securities Litigation
  • Kessler Topaz Upholds Shareholders' Inspection Rights
  • Governments Around The World Consider Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate Governance On The Rise In Class Action Settlements
  • E-Discovery Making Life Easier For Litigators
  • Billions Still Being Left On The Table
  • Kessler Topaz's ERISA Department Taking Prominent Role
  • Trends In Class Action Litigation 2004

Client Newsletter, Winter 2004:

  • Court Sustains Amended Complaint In Tyco Case
  • Vivendi Decision Victory For Foreign Plaintiffs
  • Motion To Dismiss Denied In Tenet Healthcare Corporation Class Action
  • Interpublic Group Of Companies, Inc. Settlement Valued At Over $96 Million Gets Final Approval
  • Court Permits IPO Securities Litigation Focus Cases To Proceed As Class Actions
  • Insider Trading Claims Held Viable Where Underlying 10(b) Claim Is Time-Barred In Tracinda Action
  • Foreign Institutional Investors Coming Forward As Lead Plaintiffs In Growing Numbers of U.S. Class Actions
  • $1.8 Billion Left On The Table In 2003 As Institutional Investors Fail To File Claims: Kessler Topaz Offers Help
  • $79 Million Settlement Achieved in In re Global Crossing “ERISA” Litigation
  • Obtaining Corporate Governance Relief In Securities Settlements

Client Newsletter, Spring 2003:

  • Kessler Topaz Achieves Settlement In Aremisoft Corp. Case
  • New Attorneys Join the Firm
  • The Effects Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 On Securities Litigation
  • Kessler Topaz Unveils New Website
  • Kessler Topaz Selected By State Of New Jersey To Litigate Securities Class Action Against Tenet Healthcare
  • Institutional Investors Have Weapon Against Corporate Fraud
  • Kessler Topaz Helps Employees Recover 401(K) Losses