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1998

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Fraud And Federalism: Preempting Private State Securities Fraud Causes Of Action, Michael A. Perino Jan 1998

Fraud And Federalism: Preempting Private State Securities Fraud Causes Of Action, Michael A. Perino

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The passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 has engendered a significant forum shift in class action securities fraud litigation, from federal to state court. This unintended by-product of the Act has reignited debate over our dual federal-state system of securities regulation and in turn has inspired a discussion as to whether Congress should now preempt state securities fraud causes of action. This article argues that preemption is an appropriate, but not the only, solution to these concerns. To support this argument, this article first traces the history of dual state-federal securities regulation within the context of ...