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June 28, 2017
Jayme J. Herschkopf

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.

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January 1, 2003
Thomas Lee Hazen

An introduction to the intricacies of federal securities law. The author examines the statutory framework for the issues that federal judges are most likely to encounter in securities litigation: basic registration, disclosure, and antifraud. The monograph also covers class actions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998.

Superseded by Federal Securities Law, Third Edition (2011).

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June 24, 1992
David E. Pierce

Beginning on July 1, 1972 the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit designated a panel of judges to be responsible for hearing "oil and gas" cases in the Fifth Circuit. This research reviewed relevant cases decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the special oil and gas panel of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and concluded that the special panel, among other things, played a significant role in the development of the law governing producer prices and pipeline curtailment plans. This research was conducted by Professor David E.

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