Ninth Circuit Denies Class Cert Appeal in Toshiba Securities Litigation Concerning Unsponsored ADRs

May 12, 2022

In Stoyas v. Toshiba Corp., a securities class action that has produced a number of notable decisions about the application of the federal securities laws to unsponsored ADRs, the Ninth Circuit recently declined to review the district court’s ruling denying to certify a class.

In doing so, the Ninth Circuit let stand the district court’s novel ruling, which found the relevant named plaintiff to be an atypical class representative after determining that it had purchased the unsponsored ADRs in foreign transactions.

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