Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
|Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta|
|Argued October 9, 2007|
Decided January 15, 2008
|Full case name||Stoneridge Investment Partners, L.L.C., Petitioner v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., et al.|
|Citations||552 U.S. 148 (more)|
|Prior||Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit|
|The private right of action under §10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 does not extend to aiders and abettors. Because the conduct of a secondary actor must therefore satisfy each of the elements for §10(b) liability, the plaintiff must prove reliance upon a material misrepresentation or omission by the defendant.|
|Majority||Kennedy, joined by Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito|
|Dissent||Stevens, joined by Souter, Ginsburg|
|Breyer took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.|
|Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act.|
Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta, 552 U.S. 148 (2008), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court pertaining to the scope of liability of secondary actors, such as lawyers and accountants, for securities fraud under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In a 5-3 decision authored by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the Court held that "aiders and abettors" of fraud cannot be held secondarily liable under the private right of action authorized by §10(b) of the Exchange Act. Such defendants can only be held liable if their own conduct satisfies each of the elements for §10(b) liability. Therefore, the plaintiff must prove reliance, in making a decision to acquire or hold a security, upon a material misrepresentation or omission by the defendant.
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