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This page includes an annotated list of resources and cases related to the pension and labor issues found in many Chapter 9 cases. Also included are some illustrative pleadings and briefs that help elucidate the issues and competing interests that may be involved.
Labor and Pension Obligations is one of several Chapter 9 Online Repository categories.
This pocket guide is designed to offer judges an introduction to the law and practice of securities litigation. It provides an overview of the types of legal and practical issues judges may confront in litigation arising under the securities laws, and, where possible, offers suggestions. This guide also identifies the areas of securities law most prone to circuit splits or frequent change, so that judges know where to be particularly vigilant about looking at up-to-date case law and legislation.
The Northern District of Illinois has created a specific list of events dedicated to the filing of pleadings under the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project. The complete list of pilot events are:
Joint Certification to Defer Initial Discovery Deadline (Settlement)(MIDP)
Motion to Defer Initial Discovery Response Deadline (MIDP)
Motion to Defer Responsive Pleading Deadline (MIDP)
Notice of Service of Responses to Mandatory Initial Discovery (MIDP)
Notice of Service of Supplemental Mandatory Initial Discovery Responses (MIDP)
Rule 26(f) Report re MIDP
Stipulation re No Discovery Will Be Conducted (MIDP)
A Federal Judicial Center website displays additional information about the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project in the Northern District of Illinois.
In our March 2011 report, we indicated that following the Supreme Court decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal (2009), Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim were granted more frequently with leave to amend the complaint. We also noted that the opportunity to amend the complaint may cure the defect and change the findings of the study. The Advisory Committee asked that we follow the events in the study cases, determine the extent to which the respondents submitted amended complaints, and report the outcome of any subsequent motions to dismiss.
The author examines the statutory framework for the issues that federal judges are most likely to encounter in federal securities litigation. The third edition updates case law, including recent Supreme Court cases as well as circuit splits. The monograph includes new material on materiality, pleading standards, loss causation in class actions, and secondary liability.
This report presents the results of interviews of a small group of attorneys who had completed the Center's case-based survey on the costs of litigation under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The attorneys discuss the principal factors associated with higher litigation costs, particularly discovery, and they also discuss pleading standards, summary judgment, and other procedural matters.