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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.

In Marshall, the plaintiff sued a half dozen companies...

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

What Do You Know? Bill Proposes To Eliminate Scienter

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

It is unlawful for any person to offer or sell a security in this state, or to buy or offer to buy a security in this state, by means of any written or oral...

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

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