The Top Securities Decisions Of 2016: Midyear Report

By Carmen Germaine (July 8, 2016, 7:27 PM EDT) -- After a relatively quiet start to 2016, securities law is heating up with recent major decisions that preserved a high bar for investors trying to prove intentional fraud, rebuffed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's efforts to confiscate proceeds from old frauds, and sent would-be challengers of the agency's judges back to its in-house court.

Here, Law360 looks at the most significant securities decisions so far this year.

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