The D&O Diary

The D&O Diary

A PERIODIC JOURNAL CONTAINING ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM THE WORLD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS LIABILITY, WITH OCCASIONAL COMMENTARY

Tag Archives: SLUSA

U.S. Supreme Court: SLUSA Does Not Preempt Stanford Ponzi Scheme Victims’ State Law Claims

Posted in Securities Litigation
The state law fraud claims of certain victims of the Stanford Ponzi scheme against various law firms and brokerage firms are not precluded under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (“SLUSA”) and plaintiffs therefore may pursue their state law class actions against the defendants, according to a February 26, 2014 decision from the U.S. Supreme … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Stanford Ponzi Scheme Cases to Consider SLUSA Preclusion

Posted in Securities Litigation
In a January 18, 2013 order (here), the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to hear the appeals of three separate petitioners in cases arising out of the Ponzi scheme of R. Allen Stanford. The petitioners are two former law firms for the Stanford International Bank and an insurance brokerage that allegedly was … Continue Reading