The Evolving SEC Landscape: Jarkesy v. SEC and the Proposed Climate Rules
Cornerstone Research hosted a virtual presentation by Joseph Grundfest of Stanford Law School, and Sy Lorne, former SEC General Counsel.
The Gensler SEC: What to Expect in 2022
Since Gary Gensler became chair of the SEC in April 2021, his agency has signaled an active agenda that many expect will be aggressively enforced.
Professor Laura Starks Awarded Prize for Outstanding Research in Sustainable Finance
Professor Starks received the 2021 Moskowitz Prize, which recognizes academic papers with exceptional relevance to ESG investment practitioners.
Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. University of North Carolina et al.
Relying heavily on our expert’s testimony, the judge found in favor of the University of North Carolina in this case, upholding the use of race in undergraduate admissions.
MacKinnon v. Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. et al.
Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court denied class certification on the basis that the plaintiffs failed to establish an economic loss or a methodology for determining economic losses…
Former SEC Officials Predict SEC Priorities
The authors discuss potential changes to disclosure and enforcement policies at the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Biden administration.
Nemet et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America Inc. et al.
A federal judge dismissed a proposed class action against Volkswagen and excluded plaintiffs’ expert evidence.
Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College et al.
The U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of Harvard on all counts.
In re Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
Defense counsel retained Cornerstone Research to support two experts who showed the plaintiffs’ damages models could not reliably estimate damages on a classwide basis.
In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
Jury in bellwether “clean diesel” opt-out trial accepts Volkswagen’s expert’s damages analysis showing limited economic damages.
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