United States: United States Supreme Court Confirms That Section 11 Of The Securities Act Requires A Plaintiff To Plead And Prove Purchase Of Shares Traceable To The Allegedly False Or Misleading Registration Statement At Issue

On June 1, 2023, the United States Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that, under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), plaintiffs must plead and prove that they purchased securities that were traceable to the registration statement that plaintiffs claim contained a material misstatement or omission. Slack Technologies, LLC v. Pirani , No. 22-200 (June 1, 2023). At issue was whether a plaintiff who purchased shares of a company through a direct listing, in which shares that were registered under the alleged misleading registration statement were sold alongside unregistered shares, had standing to […]

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