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Goldstein v. Securities and Exchange Commission
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
451 F.3d 873 (2006)
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (defendant) enacted a rule in which hedge fund advisers with fifteen or more clients must register with the SEC. The SEC defined a client as “the shareholders, limited partners, members, or beneficiaries” of the fund. Philip Goldstein (plaintiff) brought suit against the SEC, challenging its inclusion of shareholders in its definition of “client.”
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Randolph, J.)
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