Category: Negligence


SEC Resolves First Case Under New Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative

Posted on July 11th, by and in Mispresentations, Municipal Securities, Negligence, Settlements. Comments Off on SEC Resolves First Case Under New Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative

On July 8, 2014, the SEC announced that it had settled charges that a school district in California misled bond investors about its failure to comply with its continuing disclosure obligations under Rule 15c2-12 of the Exchange Act. Pursuant to the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (“MCDC”) Initiative, Kings Canyon Joint Unified School District, without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings, agreed to entry of an Order (1) finding that it was in violation of Section 17(a)(2) of the Securities Act, (2) requiring it to cease and desist from violating Section 17(a)(2), (3) requiring it to establish written policies and procedures and to conduct periodic training regarding continuing disclosure obligations, and (4) requiring it to cooperate with the Enforcement Division in any subsequent investigation and to disclose the settlement in future bond offering materials. The SEC did not order any disgorgement … Read More »




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