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SLUSA CLASS ACTION BAR IS BROAD ENOUGH TO COVER EVEN SOME BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY CLAIMS

In Cochran v. Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., 35 F.4th 1310 (11th Cir. May 31, 2022), the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a claim for breach of fiduciary duty as barred by the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (SLUSA). After Jeffrey Cochran’s 401(k) retirement plan was terminated by his employer, he transferred his funds into a rollover individual...

Ask Not for Whom the Securities Exchange Act’s Statute of Repose Tolls; It Doesn’t.

Is a statute of repose subject to tolling? Although its holding was limited to the applicability of American Pipe tolling, created by the commencement of a class action, to the five-year statute of repose under Section 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Eleventh Circuit discussed the issue in broad terms in its August 10 opinion in Dusek v. JPMorgan Chase & Co., 832...