Morgan Lewis is pleased to present our fourth annual review of selected decisions from the U.S. Courts of Appeal addressing private actions under the federal securities laws.
We summarize below key decisions analyzing claims by private litigants
under Sections 10(b), 14(a), 16, 20(a), and 20(A) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and Sections 11, 12, and 15 of the Securities Act of
1933. Our review is organized by topic and, within each topic, by circuit in
chronological order, allowing you to quickly identify the most recent
authority on particular issues in any jurisdiction.
Before turning to the broader summary, we take this opportunity to
highlight several important cases and interesting trends in 2011.