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Securities Law

U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission

The SEC provides an extensive web site on securities law. EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, & Retrieval) performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by public domestic companies. EDGAR filings are posted within 24-48 hours of filing. Also available on the web site is the SEC News Digest, which provides daily information on recent Commission actions, including enforcement proceedings, rule filings, and policy statements. Covered at this site are press releases, congressional testimony given by members of the SEC, recent speeches by the SEC Chair and the Commissioner of the SEC, which generally cover a wide range of topics concerning the state of the markets and the Commissioner’s regulatory agenda. Another resource on this page is the significant legal briefs filed by the Commissioner in cases raising important securities law issues.

The Securities Law Home Page

Attorney Mark Astarita offers this extremely useful site in order to publish his securities law newsletter and news updates covering changes in securities law. Users can register to receive the newsletter via e-mail. The site provides current information about the Dow 30 and current market. Also provided is an online discussion forum to supplement the Securities Law Newsletter. Links to primary law and news sites, securities arbitration, and mediation links are very helpful for researchers in the law of securities. 

Securities Class Action Clearinghouse

The SEC and the Law Library at Stanford maintain this site jointly, and designed it to apply Internet technology to improve the practice, study, and teaching of law. Over 1,000 cases are accessible online here with the full-text of the securities fraud complaints and briefs. All case supporting documents are available. Links are provided which connect to statutes and rules, reports, opinions and orders, cases and settlements.

Contact: Nancy F. Johnson (revlis1@hotmail.com)
Last updated: 1/30/03
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