In Fries v. Northern Oil and Gas, Inc., No. 16-cv-06543-ER, 2018 BL 9786 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 10, 2018), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a motion to dismiss the Consolidated Amended Complaint (“CAC”) of Matthew Atkinson (“Plaintiff”) against Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (“Northern Oil”) and Northern Oil executives, Michael L. Reger (“Reger”) and Thomas W. Stoelk (“Stoelk”), (collectively “Defendants”), alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”) for violations of Section 10(b) and 20(a). The court held the Plaintiffs failed to state a claim.Read More
In Markette v. XOMA Corp., No. 15-cv-034250HSG, 2017 BL 345015 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 28, 2017), the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted XOMA Corp.’s (“Defendant” or “XOMA”) motion to dismiss Joseph Markette’s (“Plaintiff”) class action complaint alleging violations for Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act (“Exchange Act”). The court held the Plaintiff failed to meet the heightened pleading standards under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”).
Plaintiff brought a putative class action on behalf of anyone who purchased XOMA common stock between November 6, 2014 and July 21, 2015.Read More