Video August 28, 2014

Carl Metzger on Supreme Court's Halliburton Decision

In this recent installment of the Boardroom Video Series, Goodwin's Carl Metzger, leader of the firm’s Risk Management & Insurance Practice, shares the key takeaways from the U.S. Supreme Court's Halliburton decision:

  • The legal impact of the decision is tactical, not strategic.
  • It may reduce the volume of plaintiff class action lawsuits; it will not eliminate them.
  • Companies can now challenge the class-action suit earlier in the process regarding material misrepresentation or omission.
  • Director & Officer protection should not be reduced.
  • Other shareholder suits related to stock offerings and M&A will not be affected.

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