No. 78-1034.

587 F.2d 509 (1978)

Murray HOFFMAN et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants-Appellees, v. ESTABROOK & CO., INC., et al., Defendants-Appellees, James F. Laura and Albert Eng, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided October 26, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John P. Birmingham, Jr., Boston, Mass., with whom Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Glovsky & Popeo, Boston, Mass., was on brief, for plaintiffs-appellants-appellees.

George C. Caner, Jr., Boston, Mass., with whom R. K. Gad, III, and Ropes & Gray, Boston, Mass., were on brief, for Estabrook & Co., Inc., defendants-appellees.

Steven M. Brody, Boston, Mass., with whom Fleming & Brody, Boston, Mass., was on brief, for defendants-appellees-appellants, James F. Laura and Albert Eng.

Before COFFIN, Chief Judge, CAMPBELL and BOWNES, Circuit Judges.

BOWNES, Circuit Judge.

These are appeals from findings and rulings in a nonjury securities fraud case. Plaintiffs, unassociated purchasers of convertible debentures on January 28, 1970,1 of a new company called Foto-Mem, Inc., brought action against its two principal officers, its directors and the underwriters pursuant to sections 12(2) and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. §...

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