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Download PDF Benjamin Lo† Introductory Note In 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission made waves by deciding to regulate the nascent peer-to-peer lending industry. Only two lending platforms survived the SEC’s entry into a previously lightly-regulated market. Under … [Read more...] about It Ain’t Broke: The Case For Continued SEC Regulation of P2P Lending
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Download PDF William D. Roth* I. Introduction In May 2014, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair, Mary Jo White, announced that the SEC would pursue actions under Section 20(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which broadly prohibits violating … [Read more...] about The Role of Section 20(b) in Securities Litigation
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