CREDIT SUISSE V SIMMONDS PDF

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. See United States v. The District Court dismissed the complaints as untime- ly. The Ninth Circuit reversed. Citing its decision in Whittaker v. Whittaker Corp.

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Simmonds John G. Roberts, Jr. These profits are called short-swing profits. Section 16 b seeks to ensure that corporate insiders do not profit from inside information by requiring them to disgorge these "short-swing" profits to turn them over to the corporation.

Section 16 b imposes a form of strict liability requiring disgorgement even if the insiders did not trade on inside information or intent to profit on the basis of such information. Vanessa Simmonds filed nearly 55 -- filed 55 nearly identical 16 b disgorgement actions against financial institutions, including these petitioners, which had underwritten various initial public offerings, IPOs in the s and She did not bring these suits until , but contended that the two-year statute did not apply because the underwriters had failed to comply with Section 16 a which requires corporate insiders to file disclosure statements showing any changes in their ownership interest.

The Ninth Circuit reversed. Citing its prior decision in a case called Whittaker v. Congress could very easily have provided that "no suit shall be brought more than two years after the filing of the statement under 16 a ," it did not.

The text of 16 b simply does not support the rule that the Court of Appeals adopted in Whittaker and affirmed in this case. In Whittaker, the Court of Appeals suggested that the background rule of equitable tolling for fraudulent concealment operates to toll the limitations period until a 16 a statement is filed.

Even accepting that equitable tolling for fraudulent concealment is triggered by the failure to file a 16 a statement, that is even can -- even assuming this is not a statute of repose, the Whittaker rule is completely divorced from long settled equitable tolling principles.

We have said that generally, a litigant seeking equitable tolling bears the burden of establishing that he "has been pursuing his rights diligently. Allowing tolling to continue beyond that point and until a 16 a statement is filed would in fact be inequitable and inconsistent with the general purpose of statute -- of statutes of limitations which is to protect defendants against sale or unduly delayed claims.

This objective according to Simmonds is served by 16 a statements which provide the information necessary to alert plaintiffs to bring 16 b actions.

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Dumuro Credit Suisse Securities v. Simmonds Simmonds further argues that, because shareholders can only learn of private transactions through Section 16 a disclosures, it would defeat the purpose of the statute if the Section 16 b time limit were not tied to such disclosures. Albrecht Mission Product Holdings Inc. Full Calendar Submit Event. Nov 29, Tr.

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CREDIT SUISSE V SIMMONDS PDF

Simmonds John G. Roberts, Jr. These profits are called short-swing profits. Section 16 b seeks to ensure that corporate insiders do not profit from inside information by requiring them to disgorge these "short-swing" profits to turn them over to the corporation. Section 16 b imposes a form of strict liability requiring disgorgement even if the insiders did not trade on inside information or intent to profit on the basis of such information. Vanessa Simmonds filed nearly 55 -- filed 55 nearly identical 16 b disgorgement actions against financial institutions, including these petitioners, which had underwritten various initial public offerings, IPOs in the s and She did not bring these suits until , but contended that the two-year statute did not apply because the underwriters had failed to comply with Section 16 a which requires corporate insiders to file disclosure statements showing any changes in their ownership interest.

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Section 16 b limits lawsuits to a two-year period following the date on which profits from trading were realized. 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. Questions as Framed for the Court by the Parties Whether the two-year time limit for bringing an action under Section 16 b of the Securities Exchange Act of , 15 U. The IPO investors claimed that the underwriters achieved this artificial price inflation in three ways.

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