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Securities Trial Jury Holds Former Longtop CFO Responsible for One Percent of Damages

As noted in a post yesterday, last Friday a federal jury held Derek Palaschuk, the former CFO of Longtop Financial, liable for the company’s financial misrepresentations. On Monday, the jury deliberated further on the percentage of investors’ damages for which Palaschuk is responsible. According to Nate Raymond’s Nov ember 24, 2014 Reuters article (here) the … Continue Reading

Record $2.46 Billion Post-Verdict Judgment Entered in Long-Running Household International Securities Suit

O.K., here’s something – on October 17, 2013, Northern District of Illinois Judge Ronald Guzman entered a post-verdict judgment in the long-running Household International securities class action lawsuit. The judgment award consisted of principal damages of $1,476,490,844.21 and prejudgment interest of $986,408,772, for a total judgment amount of $2,462,899,616.21, along with post-judgment interest and taxable … Continue Reading

After Rare Trial and Lengthy Appeals, Apollo Group Securities Suit Finally Settles for $145 Million

Finally ending a case first filed back in October 2004 and that involved one of the few securities lawsuits to go to trial, the parties to the long-running Apollo Group securities suit have reached an agreement to settle the case for $145 million. This resolution is interesting not only because it concludes a long- running … Continue Reading

Court Sets Aside Plaintiffs’ Jury Verdict in BankAtlantic Subprime Securities Suit

The jury verdict entered in favor of the plaintiffs in the BankAtlantic subprime-related securities suit has been set aside by the court in a post-trial ruling. On April 25, 2011, Southern District of Florida Judge Ursula Ungaro, in a 112-page opinion (here), granted the defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law and indicated … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert in Apollo Group Securities Suit, Allowing Plaintiffs’ $277.5 Million Jury Verdict to Stand

On March 7, 2011, in the latest development in a long-running securities suit that is among the few securities class action lawsuits to go to trial and that had previously resulted in a $277.5 verdict in plaintiffs’ favor, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Apollo Group’s petition for writ of certiorari. As a result, the ruling … Continue Reading

CalSTRS Wins Rare Securities Suit Jury Verdict Against Homestore CEO

Securities lawsuits rarely go to trial, but on February 24, 2011, just three months after the last securities suit trial concluded, a Central District of California rendered a verdict on behalf of plaintiffs against the sole trial defendant, the former CEO of the defunct Homestore company. The jury found that the defendant, Stuart H. Wolff, … Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Reverses Apollo Group Securities Lawsuit Post-Trial Ruling, Reinstates $277.5 Jury Verdict

In a terse June 23, 2010 ruling (here), the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s post-trial ruling that set aside the $277.5 million jury verdict in the Apollo Group securities class action lawsuit, and remanded the case for "entry of judgment in accordance with the jury’s verdict."   Background Apollo Group is the parent of … Continue Reading

Plaintiffs Prevail in Mixed Jury Verdict in Household International Securities Fraud Trial

On May 7, 2009, a jury in the Northern District of Illinois entered a mixed verdict finding in plaintiffs’ favor on several counts in the Household International securities fraud securities class action lawsuit, a long-running case with overtones of the current subprime meltdown. Background regarding the case can be found here.   The verdict form … Continue Reading

Rare Securities Lawsuit Jury Trial Commences in Case with Predatory Lending Issues

A rare jury trial has commenced in a long-running securities lawsuit that resonates with overtones of the current subprime mortgage meltdown. On March 30, 2009, Northern District of Illinois Ronald Guzman began empanelling a jury in the securities class action lawsuit styled as Lawrence E. Jaffee Pension Plan v. Household International, Inc., a case that … Continue Reading

Court Overturns Apollo Group Securities Lawsuit Jury Verdict

The $277.5 million jury verdict in the Apollo Group securities lawsuit caused a great sensation at the time it was returned in January 2008 (as discussed here). The verdict heartened plaintiffs’ attorneys and it served as a counterweight to the defense verdict in the virtually contemporaneous JDSU Uniphase securities lawsuit trial (which is discussed here). … Continue Reading