SEC Can't Shake Sanctions Over Subpoena In Life Partners Suit

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge refused Thursday to reconsider sanctions he imposed on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after it allegedly misused its authority to subpoena a witness while investigating securities issued by Life Partners Holdings Inc.

U.S. District Judge James R. Nowlin rejected the SEC's attempt to evade a $5,000 fine on grounds that the agency's latest bid relied on the same arguments it used in the first bid to get the sanctions lifted.

"Although plaintiff possesses broad investigatory powers, such powers do not abdicate...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Life Partners Holdings, Inc. et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-00033

Court

Texas Western

Nature of Suit

Securities/Commodities

Judge

Robert Pitman

Date Filed

January 11, 2012

Law Firms

Companies

Government Agencies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.