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Judge Rakoff Dismisses Suit Against Mary Schapiro and FINRA Under Absolute Immunity

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 1st, 2010 5:49 PM |

America should be reviled when those charged with upholding the law overseeing our markets are not held to that standard themselves.

Today is a very dark day for those in our country who cherish the virtues of truth, transparency, and integrity.

Why am I despondent? This afternoon, Judge Jed Rakoff issued a ruling dismissing the lawsuit brought on behalf of Standard Investment Chartered against Mary Schapiro and other FINRA executives. What is the basis for Judge Rakoff’s dismissal? He allowed the defense the cover of absolute immunity in the merger of the NASD with NYSE Regulation to form FINRA. (more…)






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