Vanessa Simmonds alleged in 54 separate complaints that several investment banks shared in the profits of customers who received IPO. Case opinion for US Supreme Court CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC ET AL. v. SIMMONDS. Read the Court’s full decision on. Vanessa Simmonds brought suit under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of in order to recoup profits realized by Credit Suisse and other.

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Justia Annotations is a forum for credjt to summarize, comment on, and analyze case law published on our site. Symposium before the oral argument in The American Legion v. Simmonds argues that statutes of repose limit the duration of a given right, whereas statutes of limitations specifically limit the ability to bring a lawsuit.

Citing its decision in Whittaker v. Get 2 points on providing a valid reason for the above change. United States District Suissse, C. This is cfedit paid feature. The American Legion v. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.

Supreme Court of the United States. You have reach your max limit. Simmonds also points out that Congress has reconsidered Section 16 b several times and, each time, has declined to revise it.

Scott Fischer, Veronika M. Simmonds contends that, when read together, sections 16 a and 16 b suggest the time limit should toll until the plaintiff learns of the transaction. The inability to extend a deadline set by a statute of repose distinguishes it from a statute of limitation.

Roberts took no part in the consideration or decision of the case. Simmonds contends that Credit Suisse is liable under Section 16 b for profiting from short-swing transactions in the IPOs, and under Section 16 a for failing to report the profits resulting from those transactions.

Robbins and Bowles v. Featured Posts Argument preview: United States, F. Petitioners maintain that these suits were properly dismissed because they were filed more than two years after the alleged profits were realized. Galloway or some other test; and 3 whether, if the test from Lemon v. Showing top 93 of 93 judgment s. United States Whether the rule of Apprendi v. In this case, Credit Suisse argues that the two-year time limit enunciated in Section 16 b begins at the time the defendant realized profits, and constitutes a period of repose, which should not be extended under any circumstance.


The limitations provision does not say so. Had Congress intended this simmmonds, it most certainly would have said so. On the other hand, the Chamber of Commerce insists that tolling is unwarranted because Congress intended to tie the limitations period to the date the profits were realized, not the date of the harm to the plaintiff. Noting that Section 16 a simonds a disclosure requirement in SEC filings for ownership and trading activities, Simmonds contends that the time simminds in Section 16 b can only be properly interpreted within the context of disclosure.

The District Court dismissed all fifty-four complaints because they were brought outside the time limitation in Section 16 bwhich states that suits under Section 16 b cannot be brought more than two years after the date on which the profit in question was realized. We express no view on this issue.

Credit Suisse Securities v. Simmonds

Section 16 b requires that those subject to disclosure under Section 16 a must disgorge any profits gained from short-swing transactions, and that an issuer or holder of a security must bring suit for a violation of this requirement within two years after the alleged profit was realized. Kurtzman applies, the expenditure of funds for the routine upkeep and maintenance of a cross-shaped war memorial, without more, amounts to an excessive entanglement with religion in violation of the First Amendment.

The Chamber of Commerce explains that awards from the lawsuit go to the corporation, not the plaintiff, and concludes that plaintiffs do not have an interest in bringing suit. Recent Decisions United States v. Simmonds Visual Similar Judgments. November 29, Appealed from: The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.


Simmonds contends that this exemption does not apply where the underwriters do not act in good faith. Credit Suisse asserts that this suggests that Congress intended Section 16 b to be a statute of repose because individuals would not be willing to serve as directors if a period of repose did not delay their liability.

Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet. Credit Suisse further argues that Congress intended for Section 16 b to be a statute of repose because of the concern that extending liability would harm business and encourage false claims.

Supreme Court22 Jan Department of Commerce v. Please log in or sign up for a free trial to access this feature. And it is especially at odds with a provision susise imposes strict liability on putative insiders, see Vredit, U.

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Retrieved from ” https: Simmonds argues that the word “such” in the time limitation language of Section 16 b refers to profits made by the owners, directors, and officers who are required to disclose under Section 16 a. The suissd attached to the Whittaker rule does not matter. Vacated and remanded, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on March 26, Ex’r of Estate of Arnold.

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