WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a settlement this week with the U.S. Department of Justice and Brazilian authorities that requires Embraer SA, an aircraft manufacturer, to pay $205 million for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violation allegations.
The plaintiffs in the proposed class action, originally filed in a Massachusetts federal court in April, argue they purchased Alere Inc. common stock and suffered damages as a result of the company’s alleged federal securities law violations and false and/or misleading statements and/or material omissions amid a failed merger with Abbott Laboratories Inc.
In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a petition for review of a 2013 decision by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judges. The judges barred Raymond J. Lucia and his company from associating with a financial adviser, broker or dealer and revoked the company’s investment adviser registrations.