D.C. Circuit Tosses State Republicans’ Challenge of SEC Political Contributions Rule for FINRA Broker-Dealers

(CN) – The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the New York Republican State Committee’s bid to challenge the Securities Exchange Commission’s rule prohibiting broker-dealers acting as “placement agents” from accepting compensation for soliciting government business from candidates and elected officials.

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Iovance Failed to Disclose Paid Shills Promoting its Stock, Class Claims

Investors claim they were misled when Iovance Biotherapeutics covertly paid a promoter to write articles and send emails pushing its stock until the Securities Exchange Commission stepped in with a cease-and-desist order.

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Investors Claim Info Lacking on Cisco’s Bid for BroadSoft

A shareholder class action in Maryland demands revisions to the proxy statement for Cisco’s pending $1.9 billion buyout of business-communication firm BroadSoft because the document allegedly lacks key financial projections and an explanation of its discounted cash-flow analyses.

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