Supreme Court Grants Cert in Yet Another Securities Case

Years from now, when the history of the Roberts Court is finally written, I hope that the historians will be able to explain why during the first dozen years of the 21st century, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed so eager to take up securities cases. But whatever the reason, on June 27, 2011, on the final day of a term in which the Court heard three different securities cases, the Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari to hear yet another securities case next term. The case is styled as Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Simmonds and the question that the Supreme Court will address has to do with the interpretation and application of the statute of limitations in Section 16(b) of the ’34 Act, relating to so-called “short swing profits.”

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