SEC sets single-year record for enforcement actions

Oct 19, 2016 By: Cory Hester

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced its enforcement results for the 2016 fiscal year, which saw the highest number of enforcement

Lawyer’s PRISM surveillance suit pushes forward

Oct 18, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

The government must continue to face an attorney’s lawsuit saying its PRISM program unlawfully captures and intercepts substantially all emails American citizens

Payment card networks must face antitrust suits over fraud liability shift

Oct 14, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The major credit and debit card networks have lost their bid to toss a class-action suit claiming they conspired to shift liability

Chapter 7 debtor ‘grossly overpaid’ for huge diamond, court finds

Oct 14, 2016 By: Donna Higgins

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but for one bankrupt Texas firm a 6.32-carat jewel dubbed the Pink Diamond proved to

‘Big Brother’ TV show defeats ‘vague’ patent infringement appeal

Oct 10, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

“Big Brother,” the TV show that calls itself a “combination of a reality series and a game show,” has convinced the top

Shire $12.1 billion note offering to repay loans for Baxalta acquisition

Oct 3, 2016 By: Cory Hester

Shire plc recently sold billions of dollars in debt to help repay borrowings under a credit facility used to fund the pharmaceutical company’s acquisition of Baxalta Inc.

North Dakota court dissolves TRO restricting pipeline protests

Sep 23, 2016 By: Gregg Gethard

A federal judge has dissolved a temporary restraining order granted to Dakota Access LLC that was meant to ensure the leaders of

Active M&A ‘portfolio masters’ outperform, study finds

Sep 16, 2016 By: Andrea Cariello

Companies that engage in regular acquisition and divestiture of businesses as part of their corporate strategy, known as “portfolio masters,” consistently outperform

Trump defeats $84 million defamation suit over domain dispute

Sep 15, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization and two associates have dodged a New York federal lawsuit seeking $84 million that alleged the presidential hopeful was responsible for defaming the owner of the domain by calling him a cybersquatter.

$22 million whistleblower award 2nd largest in SEC history

Sep 7, 2016 By: Cory Hester

The Securities and Exchange Commission has awarded $22 million to a person who reported a company’s misconduct, the second-highest amount in the history of the agency’s whistleblower program.

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