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Blackstone Group, L.P. v. Litwin

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-15 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: Whether, in assessing the materiality of alleged omissions in a registration statement for an initial public offering, the court below erred in (i) considering only whether the alleged omission related to a significant business segment of the issuer's business, ignoring the alleged omission's relationship to the issuer's business as a whole, thereby overriding the requirement of Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano (2011), that any omissions must “significantly” alter the total mix of investor information; (ii) discarding long-standing judicial and regulatory authority regarding the importance of quantitative analysis in making materiality determinations, including a rule of thumb that omissions affecting amounts less than 5% are likely immaterial; and (iii) impermissibly requiring issuers to flood investors with unnecessary and confusing detail.

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