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U.S. justices to hear Halliburton securities class action

 Below is the first part of an article by Lawrence Hurley and Jonathan Stempel from Reuters on Chicagotribune.com. It reads…..

 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court, which in recent years has ruled for business in a string of high-profile cases, agreed on Friday to hear a case that could herald a dramatic decline in securities class action litigation.

The case will give the justices an opportunity to re-appraise a 25-year-old precedent, Basic v. Levinson, that made it easier for securities class action cases to go beyond the preliminary certification stage.

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