Month: June 2023

On Remand, Texas District Court Concludes Fifth Circuit Dealt ‘Iatrogenic Blow’ to Securities Plaintiff, Dismisses Case

As discussed in a previous blog post, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a January 2023 decision that reversed the dismissal of a putative securities class action against Six Flags on the grounds that the plaintiff’s complaint adequately stated a claim for securities fraud. In a […]

Ninth Circuit Upholds Delaware Forum-Selection Clause, Dismisses Federal Derivative Action

On June 1, 2023, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in a split en banc decision that forum-selection clauses requiring shareholders to file derivative claims in the Delaware Court of Chancery are enforceable as applied to claims asserted derivatively under Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange […]

Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Limits Scope of Direct Listing Lawsuits

The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a shareholder suing under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 must demonstrate that their shares are traceable to the allegedly misleading registration statement – a holding that will limit the scope of lawsuits brought by investors who purchase shares from companies […]