CFTC fines Societe Generale for failures in swap reporting

Dec 14, 2016 By: Peter Hamner

French investment bank Societe Generale has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine for its failure to properly report nearly 54,000 transactions, the

Justices debate creditor collusion, role of settlements in bankruptcy cases

Dec 9, 2016 By: Donna Higgins

Attorneys for a trucking company and its former drivers who were left out of a deal that resolved the firm’s bankruptcy case squared off Dec. 7 before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, who asked about the role of settlements in bankruptcy cases and the threat of collusion among creditors.

SEC: Stock exchanges not immune from high-frequency-trading suit

Dec 8, 2016 By: Peter Hamner

Seven stock exchanges should not be immune from a lawsuit accusing them of providing nonpublic data to high-frequency-trading firms to the detriment

Business groups urge Supreme Court to OK narrower review of EEOC subpoena rulings

Dec 8, 2016 By: Tricia Gorman

Appellate courts should defer to trial court decisions regarding subpoena requests by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, several business groups and law

Lawyers weigh in on design patent defeat in Apple/Samsung smartphone case

Dec 7, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of the Patent Act for design patent infringement awards, leaving up in

Election agency’s IT security report exempt from FOIA, judge says

Dec 5, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

The Federal Election Commission has defeated a lawsuit filed by a reporter and investigative journalism organization the Center for Public Integrity seeking disclosure of a study assessing vulnerabilities in the agency’s IT systems.

Tech buyer uses holdbacks, stock awards to hold onto startup execs after merger

Dec 2, 2016 By: Lisa Burden

Marketing technology company LiveRamp will shell out millions of dollars in stock awards to retain top executives at data marketing startups Arbor

Stryker fires back at Rhode Island woman’s complaint over failed hip implant

Dec 2, 2016 By: Ron Baker

Stryker Sales Corp. has denied a Rhode Island woman’s federal court allegations that the company knowingly sold her a defective prosthetic hip

Harman adopts exclusive forum bylaw ahead of $8 billion Samsung merger

Dec 1, 2016 By: Lisa Burden

Aiming to avoid facing shareholder lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions, auto electronics maker Harman International Industries Inc. has become the latest company to

MDL judge tosses NexGen knee defect suit after axing plaintiff’s expert

Nov 28, 2016 By: Ron Baker

A Wisconsin man who says design defects caused the failure of his Zimmer NexGen prosthetic knee has seen his suit dismissed after

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