Investing company liquidating trust
Perretti, Jr., Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, Morristown, NJ, for Appellees Cravath, Swaine & Moore and David G. Plaintiffs assert that the district court erred in dismissing their RICO claims and abused its discretion by denying them leave to amend their complaint.
With the assistance of Cravath, City Investing sought to disassociate itself from GDC by transferring itself into a liquidating trust, City Trust. Brinkerhoff, are persons who served as "outside directors" of GDC for various periods dating from September 1985. Both Brown and Ehrling were convicted of criminal charges in connection with their involvement in the fraudulent scheme.
Silverman, Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, Miami, FL, Joseph A. Gibson (Argued), Steel, Hector & Davis, West Palm Beach, FL, Joseph J. Finally, the district court denied plaintiffs' Motion to file a Second Amended Complaint that would have restructured and reformulated their action.
Sher, Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch, Morristown, NJ, for Appellee Home Insurance Co. Homer, Homer & Bonner, Miami, FL, for Appellee Citizens and Southern Trust Company National Association. Wright, Jr., Shutts & Bowen, Miami, FL, for Appellees Reubin O'D. Plaintiffs originally filed suit in 1989 in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U. Having dismissed all of plaintiffs' federal claims, the court declined to exercise pendent jurisdiction over plaintiffs' common law fraud claims.
After the sales fraud was initially discovered, the City Defendants attempted to distance themselves from GDC. Ehrling, who served as both officers and directors of GDC during this period.
The City Defendants include City Investing Company, later City Trust, ("City"), its subsidiaries and several of its directors.2 The Complaint alleges that City had an ownership interest in and controlled GDC.Insider trading activities including stock purchases, stock sales, and option exercises of CNVLZ listed in the above tables cannot be completely guaranteed as to their accuracy.