Daily Archives: April 17, 2009, 10:00 pm

Securities Docket News Wire for April 17, 2009

Web Watch: Best Blog Posts and Columns For the Week Ending April 17. http://bit.ly/15XysI #sdx # SEC and CFTC Continue to Battle “Ponzimonium.” http://bit.ly/KyAKW #sdx # PBS Video: First Television Interview with Mary Schapiro. http://bit.ly/zUa0I #sdx # April 21 Webcast — SEC Enforcement Update: A Wounded Animal is a Dangerous Animal. http://bit.ly/ygC6i #sdx # Dechert Releases Survey of Securities Fraud…

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Web Watch: Best Blog Posts and Columns For the Week Ending April 17

Here is the weekly summary for Securities Docket’s Web Watch (”This Week’s Best Blog Posts and Columns”): EDWARDS ANGELL PALMER & DODGE LLP (April 16, 2009): New Jersey Federal Court Dismisses Securities Class Action Complaint as Sanction for Attorney Misconduct The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recently dismissed a securities class action complaint as a…

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April 21 Webcast — SEC Enforcement Update: A Wounded Animal is a Dangerous Animal

In a sharp detour from the era of Chairman Christopher Cox, the SEC under new Chairman Mary Shapiro’s leadership has obtained big budget increases that will be used to increase the number of enforcement lawyers. It has also empowered its staff by streamlining procedures relating to the issuance of formal orders of investigation and negotiating civil penalties with corporations. The…

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Dechert Releases Survey of Securities Fraud Class Actions Brought Against Life Sciences Companies

Law firm Dechert LLP has released its “Survey of Securities Fraud Class Actions Brought Against Life Sciences Companies.”  The survey reveals that: 23 different pharmaceutical and biotech companies, along with certain individuals, were sued for alleged securities fraud. In 2008, the majority of the securities fraud lawsuits against such companies focused not on public statements regarding the prospects for FDA…

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