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Basic Inc. v. Levinson
Citation:485 U.S. 224 (1988).
From 1976 to 1978, Basic and Combustion Engineering discreetly negotiated a merger. During that time, Basic issued three public statements denying that it was engaged in any merger negotiations or that it knew of any developments that would account for a large volume of trading in its stock. Plaintiffs all sold their stock between the time of Basic first false denial and immediately prior to its public announcement of the Combustion Engineering merger.
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