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A couple of interesting items from around the web.
(1) Will the government’s role in the credit crisis limit the scope of private litigation? The Blog of the Legal Times has a post on the long-running securities class action against Fannie Mae pending in D.C. federal court. The defendants have asked to court to order mediation, arguing that the plaintiffs have refused “to acknowledge ‘the drastically changed landscape’ following Fannie’s government takeover.”
(2) The 10b-5 Daily was an avid follower of South Korea’s attempts to implement a securities class action system (see here, here, here, and here). As noted when the legislation passed in late 2003, however, the bill imposed significant phase-in and standing requirements that threatened to limit its use. But even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. Securities Docket reports that the first South Korean securities class action is about to go forward.

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