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Securities Regulation Keyed to Coffee
Pinter v. Dahl
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Black Gold Oil Company was formulated to explore and exploit petroleum by Pinter (Defendant). Dahl invested nearly half a million in the business, having no doubt that it would be profitable. After recommending to multiple acquaintances that they should invest, many did. Dahls expectations were not met due to the company going bankrupt. Dahl and other investors brought suit against Pinter for rescission, because Black Gold shares had been unregistered. Pinter brought counterclaim against Dahl, alleging he deceived the other investors as to the business’s projections and a “seller” as defined by the Securities Act. The district court rejected the counterclaim and ordered rescission. The Fifth Circuit, which held that Dahl’s in pari delicto defense was unattainable in a strict liability action like this one, affirmed. The Supreme Court granted review.
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