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Deutschman v. Beneficial Corp.
Citation:490 U.S. 1114 (1989)
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Robert M. Deutschman alleges that in 1986 and 1987, Beneficial’s insurance division suffered severe losses which had an adverse impact on Beneficial’s financial condition; that Caspersen and Halvorsen held stock and stock options in Beneficial which would be adversely affected by a decline in the market price; that disclosures were made about the losses in Beneficial’s insurance division which caused declines in the market price; that to prevent further declines, Caspersen and Halvorsen, on Beneficial’s behalf, issued statements about the problems in the insurance division, which they knew to be false and misleading, to the effect that those problems were behind it and were covered by sufficient reserves; that purchasers of Beneficial stock made purchases at prices which were artificially inflated by the market’s reliance on defendants’ misstatements.
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