Law Offices of Jared L. Kopel

Mercury Interactive Corp. v. Klein, et al., 158 Cal. App. 4th 60 (2007) – holding that there is no presumption of public access under California Sealed Records Rules for confidential documents attached to complaint where documents are not used at trial or to adjudicate a substantive matter.

SEC v. Truong, 98 F. Supp. 2d 1086 (N.D. Cal. 2000) – granting summary judgment in insider trading action on most claims where SEC failed to identify how confidential information was allegedly disclosed to defendants. Court rejected the SEC's contention that the case could proceed to trial based on allegations that defendants had access to confidential information and their trading was suspicious.

Dieterich v. Harrer , 857 A.2d 1017 (Del. Ch. 2004) – holding that most of plaintiff's claims were derivative, not direct, and that plaintiff had lost standing to pursue claims. Dieterich was one of the first opinions by the Delaware Chancery Court interpreting the Delaware Supreme Court's decision in Tooley v. Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc.

In re Read-Rite Corp. Securities Litigation, 335 F.3d 843 (9th Cir. 2003) – holding that plaintiffs' core operations theory by itself was insufficient to support securities fraud action.

In re Worlds of Wonder Securities Litigation, 35 F.3d 1407 (9th Cir. 1994) – affirming validity of "bespeaks caution" doctrine, under which plaintiffs may not base securities fraud actions on disclosures that contain adequate discussion of risk factors and uncertainties.