Bloomberg Law
Nov. 1, 2019, 6:18 PM

Disgorgement Back at High Court After 2017 Penalty Ruling

Jennifer Bennett
Legal Intelligence Reporter

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider whether the SEC can still pursue disgorgement as an equitable remedy after a 2017 ruling designating it a penalty for statute of limitations purposes.

The duo behind a regional immigrant investor center asked the Supreme Court to take up their case after a lower court ordered them to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission disgorgement of around $26.7 million. The court granted their petition Nov. 1 after relisting the case once.

The SEC sued Charles Liu and Xin “Lisa” Wang in 2016 for allegedly defrauding immigrant investors who participated in the EB-5 program ...

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