High Court Rejects Harman's Appeal In Securities Suit

By Carmen Germaine (February 29, 2016, 2:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider whether the D.C. Circuit improperly revived a securities class action accusing Harman International of propping up its stock price ahead of a failed private-equity merger, despite claims Harman's statements were protected.

The high court denied Harman International Industries Inc.'s petition for writ of certiorari, leaving intact the D.C. Circuit's June 2015 decision finding statements Harman issued about sales projections for its personal navigation devices were not accompanied by "meaningful cautionary language" and so not covered by safe harbor protections.

The Supreme Court's order denying the petition, issued without comment on Monday, means...

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