New York, NY, April 29, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: Consequences of Halliburton II and The Price-Impact Rule in 2015. This two-hour event is scheduled on April 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET.
In June 2014, the Supreme Court decided sensibly, in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (Halliburton II), not to over-rule the ‘fraud-on-the-market’ presumption of reliance established in 1988. Despite the media frenzy surrounding this case, the consequences won’t be very significant in most securities class actions. The decision of the Court focused upon the defendants’ rebuttal argument that plaintiffs must show that alleged misrepresentations affected the market price of a stock as a pre-requisite for the presumption of reliance. The consequence may be an increased willingness and ability of defendants to fight class certification in securities fraud suits. Hence, potential defendants should be ready to challenge plaintiffs who bring specious claims, whether on an individual, class, or mass basis.
In this live webcast, our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will review and discuss the Consequences of Halliburton II and The Price-Impact Rule in 2105.
Key Issues Included:
– Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.
– Basic to The Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption
– The Price Impact Rule
– Halliburton II and Securities Litigation
– Class Certification Disputes in Securities Fraud Actions
– Effect Upon Class Actions Filers
– Regulatory Changes and Consequences
Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP
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