Paul, Weiss is widely recognized as having one of the nation’s preeminent securities litigation and regulatory practices. For two decades, our lawyers have guided global corporations and financial institutions through a series of “bet-the-company” securities-related crises, consistently reducing or eliminating their most damaging claims and negotiating favorable resolutions.

Merck Prevails in Vytorin Securities Litigation

Paul, Weiss secured the final dismissal of remaining claims brought by investors in a decade-long securities law dispute against our clients Merck & Co., Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation.

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The Impact of CalPERS v. ANZ Securities on Securities Litigation

In CalPERS v. ANZ Securities, the Supreme Court ruled that the filing of a class action does not toll the Securities Act’s three-year statute of repose. 

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SDNY Dismisses Securities Class Action Against Omega Protein Corp.

Paul, Weiss secured the dismissal of a securities fraud class action against Omega Protein Corp., its CFO and CEO.

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Wilmington Trust Allowed to Proceed with Claim Against Global Marine

Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for Wilmington Trust Company in a lawsuit concerning $300 million in notes issued by Global Marine, Inc. 

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Pretium Resources Wins Second Circuit Victory Affirming Dismissal of Securities Fraud Class Action

Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for Pretium Resources, when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision affirming the dismissal of a class action complaint alleging that Pretium had defrauded investors.

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Second Circuit Confirms that Statements of Opinion Need Not Be Accompanied by Disclosure of All Underlying Conflicting Information

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Paul, Weiss obtained a significant victory for Pretium Resources Inc. when the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed dismissal of a securities fraud class action against Pretium.

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U.S. Supreme Court Confirms State Court Jurisdiction Over Securities Act Class Actions

The U.S. Supreme Court recently resolved a split among state and federal courts about whether the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 divested state courts of jurisdiction over class actions asserting claims under the Securities Act of 1933.  The Court held that the Act did not divest state courts of jurisdiction or alter the bar on removal of claims from state to federal court.  In light of this decision, we expect that shareholders will continue to file class actions asserting only Securities Act claims in state courts across the country. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Protections

The Supreme Court held yesterday that individuals who have reported alleged misconduct internally, but not to the SEC, are not covered by the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, resolving a circuit split on the question.  The Court’s decision in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers could have a significant impact on potential whistleblowers and employers.

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Judge Dismisses Horizon Pharma Securities Class Action

Paul, Weiss secured the dismissal of securities class action stemming from a stock offering by Horizon Pharma PLC.

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Paul, Weiss Wins Affirmance in First Department

Paul, Weiss secured an affirmance of the dismissal of a New York state court action for breach of fiduciary duty against Silverpeak Real Estate Partners LP, which had been filed by investors who purchased Lehman real estate assets that later lost value.

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