On Friday, the Supreme Court granted review in three consolidated cases: Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice, No. 12-79, Willis of Colorado v. Troice, No. 12-86, and Proskauer Rose LLP v. Troice, No. 12-88. The Court’s decision will clarify when the federal Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (“SLUSA”) preempts state-law securities class actions.
After Congress tightened the pleading and proof requirements for class actions under the federal securities laws in 1996 in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, plaintiffs fled to state court and started bringing securities class actions under state law. In response to this evasion,
Continue Reading Supreme Court to Decide Scope of Preemption of State-Law Securities Class Actions by SLUSA