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Martha Stewart Saved! Insider Violations of Rule 10b-5 for Misrepresented or Undisclosed Personal Facts
College of Law Faculty Scholarship
  • Joan M Heminway, The University of Tennessee College of Law
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Abstract

This article analyses the criminal securities fraud charges brought against Martha Stewart. Stewart was acquitted of these charges by a federal district court judge in February 2004. Specifically, the article initially focuses on whether the securities fraud charges brought against Stewart were valid as a matter of prosecutorial discretion and substantive law and whether the court was correct in granting Stewart's motion for acquittal before handing the rest of her case to the jury for deliberation. The article then offers substantive and procedural observations about Rule 10b-5 cases like the one brought against Stewart.

Citation Information
Heminway, Joan MacLeod, Martha Stewart Saved! Insider Violations of Rule 10b-5 for Misrepresented or Undisclosed Personal Facts. Maryland Law Review, Vol. 65, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=926245