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08.21.2014   |   Blog Articles, SEC, Securities Litigation

SEC Announces Additional Settlement Under Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative

The SEC recently announced another issuer settlement under its Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (see our blogs First Settled Proceeding (July 23, 2014) here). In this settled action, Kansas consented to the standard sanctions offered municipal issuers under the Initiative – a settled administrative action (without admitting or denying) charging negligence under ’33 Act §17(a)(2-3) and requiring remedial efforts (new policies and procedures), disclosure of the sanction during the next five years, and continuing cooperation. The charges arose from eight bond offerings in 2009-2010, lacking adequate disclosure of exposure to underfunded pension liabilities. In re State of Kansas, ’33 Act Rel. No. 9629, Admin. Proc. No. 3-16009 (SEC Aug. 11, 2014). Thomas K. Potter, III (tpotter@burr.com) is a partner in the Securities Litigation Practice Group at Burr & Forman, LLP. Managing Partner of the Nashville office, Tom is licensed in Tennessee, Texas and Louisiana. He has over 28 years’ experience representing financial institutions in litigation, regulatory and compliance matters. © 2014 by Thomas K. Potter, III (all rights reserved)

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