Understanding the Supreme Court's Halliburton Decision and Its Impact on Securities Class Actions

Production Date: July 08, 2014 Practice Areas: Class Actions Estimated Length: 3600 minutes

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In this program, BakerHostetler partners Deborah Renner and Marc Powers, along with associate Jessie Gabriel, discuss the Supreme Court’s June 23, 2014 Halliburton decision, which changes the class action landscape for securities class actions. While upholding its longstanding decision in Basic v. Levinson that allows plaintiffs in securities class actions to get a presumption of class-wide reliance through the fraud-on-the-market theory, the Supreme Court in Halliburton makes clear that class action defendants can rebut the Basic presumption at class certification.  Learn about the history of the Basic presumption, and the Halliburton holding and its likely ramifications in this concise, one-hour program.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.   Identify the importance of the Basic decision in class certification

II.  Summarize the fraud on the market presumption of reliance and its history in the Supreme Court

III. Understand the Halliburton decision and its impact on the future of securities class actions

 

 

 

Shin M.
Chiyoda-ku, 13

Great discussion among knowledgeable attorneys.

Shannon B.
Denver, CO

Very knowledgeable panel.

James F.
New York, NY

A relatively fair presentation of Halliburton but clearly from a defense perspective. Ms. Gabriel shines in the clarity and conciseness of her follow-up questions.

Kevin R.
Hoboken, NJ

Great discussion and analysis. It was a necessary update to an older course.

Michele J.
Seattle, WA

Liked the division among the three lawyers, cross discussion and questioning to further clarify points and analysis.

John V.
Hudson, OH

Excellent details of a headline case.

Margaret G.
Saratoga Springs, NY

great take aways and presenter interaction for a recent decision