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Boston Private Financial Holdings (BPFH) Proxy Statement Omissions Lawsuit

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. has been considering a transaction in which SVB Financial Group would acquire it. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “omits or misrepresents material information” about certain matters. The complaint claims the Proxy Statement therefore violates  Read more

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GTT Securities Litigation Settlement

GTT Communications, Inc. is paying $25 million to resolve a class action alleging it violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the associated Rule 10b-5. The case relates to GTT’s acquisition of Interoute Communications Holdings SA, a European telecommunications company. The complaint alleged that GTT made false and misleading  Read more

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GameStop Short Sellers Conspiracy to Stop Retail Buyers Antitrust Class Action

What was all that about GameStop trades? This antitrust class action centers on that story, bringing suit on behalf of small retail investors against a long list of defendants—brokerages, funds, and clearinghouses—with familiar names, such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, E*Trade, Robinhood, TD Ameritrade, and Charles Schwab. The complaint alleges that individual investors “were stripped  Read more

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SolarWinds (SWI) Public Statements and Losses to Investors Class Action

In December 2020, news emerged that hackers, possibly from the Russian government, had accessed US government and business systems through updates provided by a company called SolarWinds. This class action alleges that SolarWinds made false or misleading statements in its public filings that misled investors and inflated the price of SolarWinds securities. When information about  Read more

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Vega Capital London Manipulation of WTI Oil Futures Contracts Class Action

On April 20, 2020, on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the price of the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) light sweet crude oil futures contracts to expire in May were trading at negative $37.63 a barrel—meaning that sellers had to pay buyers to take the oil off their hands. The complaint for this class action  Read more

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EquiAlt Real Estate Securities Ponzi Scheme Class Action

The sales agents were unlicensed, the securities were unregistered, the investors were not accredited, and the investors’ money did not go where they thought it would go: This was EquiAlt and its Ponzi scheme, says the complaint for this class action. The first defendant is Paul Wassgren, who was a partner, at different times, at  Read more

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Insurance Office of America Inflated Securities RICO Class Action

This class action brings suit against Insurance Office of America, Inc. (IOA) and IOA Group, LLC, alleging that the company ran a Ponzi scheme that inflated stock prices. It also claims that the company defrauded its employees, customers, and independent sales agents and overbilled customers with fraudulent fees added to premiums.  Read more

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WeWork Investors Claim Company Misled Them Class Action

The fall of the We Company, also known as WeWork, was described as “one of the most spectacular flameouts in recent corporate history.” Its company valuation fell by 90% in a single year. This class action claims that WeWork misled the public about the company’s actions and intentions, violating the California Corporations Code.  Read more

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United States Oil Fund Investment Losses Investigation

Did you lose a large amount of money on your investment with the exchange-traded fund (ETF) United States Oil Fund, LP (USO)? Do your losses on this fund add up to $250,000 or more? We’re investigating whether certain statements made by USO in its March 2020 registration statement might have been false or misleading, giving  Read more

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Fidelity Life Mutual Conversion to Stock Ownership Class Action

When a mutual insurance company is converted to a stock insurance company, the plan may be complicated. The complaint for this class action alleges that when Fidelity Life Association underwent its conversion, the results were not what the mutual members believed would happen. The complaint brings suit against Fidelity Life and its Members Mutual Holding  Read more

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