Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden has our preview.

Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1403 5th Cir. Apr 25, 2011
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Jun 6, 2011 9-0 Roberts OT 2010
 
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Holding: Securities fraud plaintiffs need not prove loss causation to obtain class certification.

Plain English Holding: Shareholders who allege that they were defrauded do not have to prove that the alleged fraud caused them to lose money to receive permission to proceed as a class action, rather than in individual lawsuits, even if they will eventually have to prove those losses at trial to win their case.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Vacated and remanded on June 6, 2011.

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Invited: October 4, 2010

Filed: December 3, 2010 (Grant)

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