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.

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

Standing Rock protesters file civil rights suit against law enforcement officials

Dec 1, 2016 By: Phyllis Skupien

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters have filed a civil rights suit alleging law enforcement officials from two North Dakota counties and one city

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

Worker can’t benefit from mysterious shift transfer

Nov 23, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

No contract violation occurred when the employer transferred the grievant back to his original shift.

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