Be Careful About Stock Rumors

Regulators expect businesses to police employees

, Legal Times

The sudden downfall of Bear Stearns was apparently a call to arms for stock market regulators. The events surrounding Bear Stearns, and the renewed debate about how to crack down on market manipulation based on false rumors, are fresh reminders that companies had best take steps to ensure their employees are careful not to cross the line when gossiping with Wall Street colleagues about the market, say attorneys David Meister, Steven F. Gatti and Christopher Lane.

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