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Court of Chancery Holds Accountant Liable for Insider Trading

Posted In Business Torts

Deloitte LLP v. Flanagan, C.A. 4125-VCN (December 29, 2009)

This decision holds a partner in an accounting firm liable for trading on the nonpublic information that he received in connection with his work at his firm. The Court upheld several theories of liability in what appears to be a case of first impression in Delaware. Thus, this decision paves the way for enforcing the duty to not misuse insider information apart from the Federal Securities laws.

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