Golden Gate University Law Review


David E. Wanis


In McCormick v. Fund American Companies, the Ninth Circuit granted summary judgment to defendant corporation over plaintiff shareholder's claim that defendant had violated the Securities Exchange Act by misrepresenting or omitting material information during negotiations to repurchase stock from plaintiff. The court found that in light of plaintiff's status as a "sophisticated business executive," defendant's alleged misrepresentations and omissions did not "significantly alter the total mix of information made available" concerning the contemplated sale of a subsidiary company of defendant corporation.