January 24, 2006

Attorneys Beware

The National Law Journal has an article on the widening exposure of law firms in securities class actions. Although the Supreme Court's prohibition on aiding and abetting liability in private securities fraud actions has generally shielded law firms, in some cases courts have found that the law firms acted as primary violators. Plaintiffs have added fuel to that fire by arguing that even if a law firm did not make (or substantially participate in) a misrepresentation to the market, it can be held liable as a primary participant in a fraudulent scheme. (For more on scheme liability, see this post.)

Posted by Lyle Roberts at January 24, 2006 3:08 PM | TrackBack
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