Breaking News
Enter your email address to subscribe to updates to this case (by doing so, you are accepting the terms in our privacy policy):

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-222 2nd Cir. Mar 29, 2021 TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel to the respondents in this case.

Issues: (1) Whether a defendant in a securities class action may rebut the presumption of classwide reliance recognized in Basic Inc. v. Levinson by pointing to the generic nature of the alleged misstatements in showing that the statements had no impact on the price of the security, even though that evidence is also relevant to the substantive element of materiality; and (2) whether a defendant seeking to rebut the Basic presumption has only a burden of production or also the ultimate burden of persuasion.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 21 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 24, 2020)
Aug 25 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., et al.
Sep 08 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 24, 2020 to October 23, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 08 2020Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, et al.
Sep 09 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 23, 2020.
Sep 24 2020Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Sep 24 2020Brief amicus curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc. filed.
Sep 24 2020Brief amici curiae of Former SEC Officials and Law Professors filed.
Sep 24 2020Brief amicus curiae of The Society for Corporate Governance filed.
Sep 24 2020Brief amici curiae of Securities and Financial Markets Association, et al. filed.
Sep 24 2020Brief amici curiae of Financial Economists filed.
Oct 21 2020Brief of respondents Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 21 2020Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from November 4, 2020 to November 17, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 26 2020Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until November 17, 2020 granted.
Nov 17 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.
Nov 17 2020Reply of petitioners Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 07 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.
Dec 11 2020Petition GRANTED.
Jan 14 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, et al.
Jan 14 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., et al.
Jan 25 2021Brief of petitioners Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., et al. filed.
Jan 25 2021Joint appendix (2 volumes & 1 supplemental) filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Feb 01 2021SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, March 29, 2021.
Feb 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States support of neither party filed.
Feb 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc. filed.
Feb 01 2021Brief amici curiae of American International Group, Inc. et al. filed.
Feb 01 2021Brief amici curiae of Financial Economists filed.
Feb 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 01 2021Brief amici curiae of Securities and Financial Markets Association, et al. filed.
Feb 01 2021Brief amici curiae of Former SEC Officials and Law Professors filed.
Feb 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Society for Corporate Governance filed.
Feb 04 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit.
Feb 11 2021Record from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit, along with SEALED material been electronically filed.
Feb 11 2021Record from the U.S.D.C. Southern District of New York is electronic and located on Pacer, with the exception of 1 Box of Sealed records.
Feb 22 2021CIRCULATED.
Feb 24 2021Brief of respondents Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 03 2021Brief amicus curiae of Better Markets, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2021Brief amici curiae of Former SEC Officials filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2021Brief amicus curiae of The North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2021Brief amici curiae of Financial Economists filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2021Brief amici curiae of Evidence Law Professors filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2021Brief amici curiae of Institutional Investors filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2021Brief amici curiae of Professors of Securities Law and Complex Litigation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2021Brief amici curiae of State of New Mexico et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2021Brief amici curiae of Public Citizen and Public Citizen Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys filed. (Distributed)
Mar 08 2021Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Mar 19 2021Reply of petitioners Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 29 2021Argued. For petitioners: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C. For United States, as amicus curiae: Sopan Joshi, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Thomas C. Goldstein, Bethesda, Md.