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Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
STOCK Act Loses Much of Its Teeth, but Members of Congress Aim to Change That
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
Raj Mahajan, Allston Trading CEO, Talks HFT and the Business of Prop Trading
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Bill on Bankruptcy: ResCap Report, a Bargain at $83 Million
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
An Update on SEF, IDB and Swap Regulation from Chris Ferreri of ICAP
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
On January 10, Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a $193 million suit brought by mutual fund Asset Management Fund against several Bank of America...more
Welly-wanging, Elvis memorabilia, insider trading and the usual neat contracts cases -- all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for 2012!...more
In Ontario, your entitlement to receive any pain and suffering damages may be contested, even when you suffer an injury like a fracture knee....more
If you’re in need of a quick and easy method of reviewing depos, running searches, assigning issue codes, adding notes and marking designations with your iPad, Lit Software, makers of the popular TrialPad app, have...more
Recently, U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, Southern District of New York, rejected the contentions of Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. and several ratings agencies, including Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch, that credit...more
The New York Court of Appeals recently held that the Martin Act — New York’s “Blue Sky” law — does not preclude private plaintiffs from pursuing common law claims such as fraud and negligent misrepresentation relating to...more
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted defendant United States' motion to dismiss a complaint brought by former investors in the investment advisory firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment...more
“Juries seem to love visuals, even if it’s just jury instructions. I see it more and more.” -- Hon Jerome E. Brock, Santa Clara County Superior Court
A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News...more
Apparently, the Business/Corporate Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association does not suffer from triskaidekaphobia, friggatriskaidekaphobia, or even paraskevidekatriaphobia because it has scheduled a very...more
In City of Pontiac General Employees’ Retirement System v. MBIA, Inc., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 3813 (2d Cir. Feb. 28, 2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit delineated the standard needed to asses how...more
The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for securities fraud brought under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5. The...more
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
On January 4, 2011 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued unpublished opinion dismissing claims by an investor against online broker TD Ameritrade. In Holland v. TD Ameritrade, Inc., 2011 U.S....more
Waivers Not Always a Bar to Claims: Judge Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York dealt a blow to defendants in securities fraud cases in an October 29, 2010 decision in King County v. IKB Deutsche Industriebank....more
In Affco Investments 2001 LLC v. Proskauer Rose L.L.P., No. 09-20734, 2010 WL 4226685 (5th Cir. Oct. 27, 2010), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a law firm which allegedly assisted in...more
The principals of a pharmaceutical company could be held personally liable for securities fraud based on allegations that the defendants misled investors and used the firm as an alter ego for their own interests.
Plaintiff brought a claim for securities fraud against a medical device corporation and certain employees, officers and board members of the corporation. Several defendants (the moving defendants) filed motions to dismiss the...more
In Merck & Co. v. Reynolds, No. 08-905, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 3671 (Apr. 27, 2010), the Supreme Court of the United States held that a private securities fraud claim accrues for statute of limitations purposes at the earlier of...more
Law360, New York (March 09, 2010) -- On Feb. 8, 2010, the Georgia Supreme Court issued an opinion in response to three certified questions submitted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, holding that, under...more
Articolo - intervista di Ezio Petrillo per "Dossier Lazio", allegato a Il Giornale e diretto dall'On. Raffaele Costa, sui temi del giusto processo, dei rapporti con l'assistito e sulle problematiche più ricorrenti...more
In August of 2009, Pennyslvania-based company USA Technologies filed a federal lawsuit against two Yahoo! message board posters who roundly criticized what they claim is the the consistently poor performance of USA...more
A Ponzi scheme is a financial fraud that operates by transferring funds received from new investors to previous investors under the fiction that the funds being transferred are profits from a legitimate enterprise. Thus, as...more
The fraud scandals that rocked the U.S. economy at the beginning of this decade have led governments to re-examine legislation to protect whistleblowers. In the last issue of this newsletter, Karl Gustafson discussed Canada's...more
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