Old Claims Off Limits In Supplement Co. CEO's Trial: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 27, 2012, 9:12 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday held that a prior complaint is not appropriate evidence in a jury trial for a separate suit because it merely contains accusations, vacating the conviction of a former dietary supplement company CEO accused of securities violations.

In a published opinion, the majority of a three-judge panel vacated a jury's conviction of Richard A. Bailey, former president and CEO of a small, public supplement maker known as Gateway, and remanded the suit. The Ninth Circuit ruled that the U.S. government’s use of...
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