SEC Settles with Citigroup – Public Loses?

In today’s New York Times there is an article by Gretchen Morgenson discussing the failure of the Securities and Exchange Commission to bring charges against persons responsible for financial institution misconduct.  The issue is viewed in the context of a recent settlement. Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced an administrative settlement with […]

2nd Circuit Holds No Heightened Evidentiary Standard in Class Action Alleging Fraud on the Market

In a class action suit the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the district court had not erred in certifying the class in the Section 10(b), Rule 10b-5 securities fraud action. The complaint alleges that Citigroup defendants, Salomon Smith Barney, and Solomon’s research analyst, Jack Grubman, defrauded investors in Metromedia […]