Legislator Proposes Treble Damages And Unilateral Attorneys' Fee For Securities Claims

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi recently introduced a bill, AB 2069, that would grant courts the discretion to award treble damages for violations of the qualification requirements of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968. Courts would also gain the discretion to award treble damages for violation of Corporations Code Section 25401 which declares it unlawful for any person to offer or sell a security in California, or to buy or offer to buy a security in California, by means of any written or oral communication that includes an untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which the statements were made, not misleading.