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Shareholder Advocate: February 2013

2/2013

TRENDS IN SECURITIES LAW AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Inside This Issue…

Spotlight Interview

In this edition of Spotlight Interview, Karen Brenner, Clinical Professor of Business and Executive Director of Law and Business Initiatives at New York University and former Chief Executive Office and Chairman of a number of public and private corporations, shares practical lessons about corporate governance that every shareholder should know.

The full article can be read here.

Oregon Becomes the First State to Adopt the “Fraud-on-the-Market” Theory:  Will There Be Others?

While fraud-on-the-market has been a longstanding fixture in federal securities litigation, no state court had adopted the theory – until Oregon.  In this article, we take a look at how Oregon v. Marsh & McLennan Co.  might influence litigation in other states.

The full article can be read here.

Children's Resource Centre vs. Pioneer Foods: A Recent South African Milestone for Class Action Cases

Just a few months ago, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal issued an opinion in Children's Resource Centre vs. Pioneer Foods that permitted, for the first time, a class action lawsuit to proceed in South Africa.  This article examines the impact and implications of this historic decision.

The full article can be read here.

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