In a detailed opinion that surveyed differing Circuit opinions on several topics, the Court found that “the purchase or sale of securities (or representations about the purchase or sale of securities) is only tangentially related to the fraudulent scheme alleged” in state class actions about the Allen Stanford scandal. Roland v. Green (March 19, 2012). Therefore, the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (SLUSA) did not preclude those actions. The opinion will likely have a significant influence on future cases about the scope of SLUSA in the Fifth Circuit.
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