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Patriarch Partners files suit to have SEC charges heard in U.S. District Court
truePatriarch Partners and CEO Lynn Tilton are fighting back against charges announced by the SEC on Monday involving three of the private equity firm's funds.
Ameriprise Financial to pay $27.5 million in settlement with 401(k) participants
trueAmeriprise Financial Inc. will pay $27.5 million as part of a preliminary settlement with participants in its 401(k) plan, said a court document published Thursday.
Supreme Court clarifies litigation path for securities statements
trueThe U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday remanded a case challenging whether investors can successfully sue if a securities registration statement contains potentially misleading opinions.
SEC pay-to-play critics get their day in court
trueRepublican state committees in New York and Tennessee asked a federal appeals court in Washington on Monday to overturn the Securities and Exchange Commission’s pay-to-play rule.
Supreme Court could take on case involving fiduciary burden of proof, damages
trueThe Supreme Court signaled its interest in taking a case questioning whether fiduciaries bear the burden of proof and whether they can be liable for monetary damages.
Delaware bar association law council recommends fee-shifting limits
trueA 2014 Delaware Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to shift legal fees to investors bringing lawsuits could be largely undone, following recommendations made from Delaware state bar experts.
trueLitigation, regulation, legislation and some consternation emerged as dominant themes at the annual Pensions & Investments' East Coast Defined Contribution Conference, held March 1-3 in Miami.
Supreme Court hears arguments on fiduciary breach lawsuit; decision expected before summer
trueThe Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case questioning how to interpret the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's six-year statute of limitations on fiduciary breach lawsuits.
N.J. governor's budgeted pension contribution less than half of amount promised
trueNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget Tuesday that cuts a promised pension payment by more than half a day after a judge ruled he must contribute an additional $1.6 billion to the pension fund for the 2015 fiscal year after Mr. Christie initially withheld that payment.
Northern Trust to pay $36 million in securities lending settlement
trueNorthern Trust Corp. will pay $36 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by 1,500 retirement plans that accused the firm of causing large losses stemming from the bank's securities lending program during the financial crisis
Ohio PERS seeks lead-plaintiff status in Petrobras lawsuit
trueOhio Public Employees Retirement System is seeking lead-plaintiff status in a consolidated class-action lawsuit against Brazilian oil and gas company Petroleo Brasileiro SA for violations of federal securities laws.
Fiduciary breach issue gets Supreme Court hearing
trueThe U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month in an ERISA case that could greatly expand guidelines for defined contribution plan executives' fiduciary responsibilities.
NYC Retirement Systems, TIAA-CREF join in lawsuits against American Realty
trueNew York City Retirement Systems and TIAA-CREF have joined a group of investors that allege American Realty Capital Properties, a real estate investment trust, and others violated federal securities laws.
Ex-CalPERS executive Villalobos facing corruption trial dies
trueAlfred Villalobos, a former California Public Employees' Retirement System board member scheduled to stand trial next month for conspiracy and bribery charges, has died in a Nevada gun club.
Investors, companies to fight over who pays litigation fees
trueBattle lines are being drawn over last year's Delaware court ruling that lets companies shift legal fees to investors bringing lawsuits.