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Accountant’s Defamatory Report To Audit Committee Held To Be Absolutely Privileged

Once upon a time an independent accounting firm learned from a law enforcement source that its publicly traded client and two of its directors had committed illegal acts of a serious nature. ...more

Private Offerings in New York: How an “Integration Clause” bars an Investor from Relying on the Offerors’ Representations

Anyone in business should be careful to note whether their contracts contain “integration clauses.”  A so called integration clause makes the contract “king” in terms of the promises and...more

Preparing for the New Wave of FDIC Suits Against Bank Directors and Officers

Directors and officers are the most likely FDIC targets for recovery claims since, in many cases, they are covered by “D&O” insurance. Typically, the FDIC asserts claims for gross negligence, negligence and breach of...more

New York High Court Exonerates Advisers for Aiding and Abetting Corporate Fraud

The Delaware Supreme Court recently affirmed a judge's order dismissing a derivative action fined against American International Group's outside auditor, PricehouseCoopers. Teacher's Ret. Sys. of La. v. PricehouseCoopers LLP,...more

Third Party "Alter Ego" Subpoena Quashed

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada quashed a third party subpoena on a bank because the subpoena was overbroad. Plaintiffs sued a series of individuals and corporate entities for construction defects, fraud...more

Special Liability Risks For Director Appointees To Banking Organizations

This article describes potential sources of personal liability for directors of banking organizations that arise from federal banking laws and regulations, including as a result of common law causes of action, enforcement...more

Bullet"iln" Volume 5 Issue 2 - July 13, 2006

Is this Issue: *Helmut Kohl to Be Keynote Speaker at 18th Annual ILN Conference Distributed by PR Newswire on behalf of International Lawyers Network *A Celebration of the ILN's Founding Members May 10, 2006 -...more

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