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Second Circuit Provides Valuable Guidance On Application Of The Supreme Court’s Price-Impact “Mismatch” Framework

In Short The Situation: The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decertified a class of stockholders who alleged that Goldman Sachs maintained an inflated share price by making misrepresentations about its business principles and conflict-of-interest policies. The Development: The Second Circuit applied the United States Supreme Court’s “mismatch” framework to find that the stockholders could not rely on [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Mandates Stay Of Trial Court Proceedings During Arbitrability Appeals

The U.S. Supreme Court, in an opinion by Justice Kavanaugh for a five-Justice majority, held in Coinbase, Inc. v. Bielski that when the losing party appeals a federal District Court’s order denying a motion to compel arbitration, the District Court must stay its pre-trial and trial proceedings during the pendency of the interlocutory appeal. Kavanaugh, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Alito, [...]