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This article discusses major sources of sentencing disparity affecting defendants of white-collar crimes in federal court despite the existence of uniform sentencing guidelines. The focus of the article is to answer one primary question: Why might a defendant convicted of white-collar crime in one court receive a materially different sentence than he or she would have received if convicted in another court?
The Merits Matter Most: Observations on a Changing Landscape under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Statistics varying all over the lot have been presented in the debate over the value of securities class actions and whether they genuinely compensate victims. Some say settlements represent in most instances less than 10% of damages.