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Securities — Fraud Claim – Sufficient Allegations – Scienter – Safe Harbor (access required)

Epstein v. World Acceptance Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-096-15, 17 pp.) (Mary Lewis, J.) 6:14-cv-01606; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff has adequately stated a claim for securities fraud via her allegations as to defendants’ misrepresentations concerning defendant World Acceptance Corp.’s lending practices, ...

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Securities-Fraud Claim – Retail Bonds – Survivor’s Option – Ownership (access required)

United States Securities & Exchange Commission v. Staples (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-189-14, 12 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 3:13-cv-02575; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff has sufficiently alleged securities fraud in defendants’ scheme to recruit terminally ill individuals, buy discounted bonds with them, ...

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Securities – Fraud – Leveraged Buyout – Disappointed Investors – Civil Practice – Pleadings Amendments (access required)

Katyle v. Penn National Gaming Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-055-11, 31 pp.) (Baldock, J.) No. 09-2272, March 14, 2010; USDC at Greenbelt, Md. (Messitte, J.) 4th Cir. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Plaintiffs, investors who ...

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