Charter Chatter

Some interesting tidbits from around the web on the Stoneridge (a.k.a. Charter Communications) case on scheme liability set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next term.

Whether, and on which side, the SEC will participate in the case has been a hot issue. SCOTUSblog reports that there are two dates to keep in mind: (1) amicus briefs urging the Supreme Court to hear a similar Enron-related case on scheme liability (maybe in tandem or consolidated with Stoneridge) are due on June 1; and (2) amicus briefs in support of the investor plaintiffs in Stoneridge are due on June 11.

Meanwhile, Point of Law speculates that Justice Alito may be the swing vote in the Stoneridge case. Justices Breyer and Roberts are recused because of stockholdings, leaving seven justices to consider the case.

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