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    California Securities Law Claims Founder On Personal Jurisdiction

    Establishing personal jurisdiction may seem mundane, but without it a plaintiff may soon find itself out of court, as did the plaintiff in Marshall v. Galvanoni, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185530.

    California Securities Laws, Marshall v. Galvanoni, personal jurisdiction, scienter, Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel, Judge Kimberly J. Mueller, Section 25401

    Does The SEC Have Exposure For Tipping Inside Information?

    Yesterday, I discussed the recent hack of the Securities and Exchange Systems' electronic filing and retrieval system commonly referred to as EDGAR.  In a written statement disclosing the hack, Chairman Jay Clayton speculated that the incident may...

    hack, hacking, reckless, scienter, SEC v. Obus, Securities Litigation, EDGAR, Insider Trading, personal benefit

    Scienter In The News Again

    In May, I wrote about Judge Gonzolo P. Curiel’s  decision to grant the defendants’ motion to dismiss federal and state securities law claims in Mueller v. San Diego Entm’t Partners, LLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77643 (S.D. Cal. May 22, 2017).  I...

    Mueller v. San Diego, scienter, Securities Litigation, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77643, Judge Gonzolo Curiel, Rule 10b-5, Section 25401

    Scienter Requirement May Be A Question Of Timing

    On several occasions, I have written about whether scienter is required under Corporations Code Section 25401.  That question surfaced again last week in Judge Gonzolo P. Curiel's ruling on the defendants' motion to dismiss federal and state...

    California Securities Laws, Gonzolo P. Curiel, Mueller v. San Diego, Muratsuchi, scienter, Securities Litigation, AB 1517, Chiu, Section 25401, Section 25501

    What Do You Know? Bill Proposes To Eliminate Scienter

    Corporations Code Section 25401 is California's basic securities antifraud statute:

    Legislation, Muratsuchi, scienter, Securities Litigation, AB 1517, Chiu, crowdfunding permi, Section 25401, Section 25501, securities fraud