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If the Dodd-Frank Act’s $50 billion asset threshold that triggers enhanced prudential standards for banks is revised, the federal banking agencies separately may feel compelled to revisit a range of other regulations and guidance that have used the $50 billion asset line, say attorneys with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
AbbVie Inc. will have to face litigation that it defrauded a Shire PLC investor when it pulled out of a $55 million merger between the companies in Illinois state court, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, despite a fight by AbbVie to keep it at the federal stage.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday asked a New York federal judge for a default judgment with a more than $670,000 civil penalty against a Dallas company accused of solicitation fraud in connection with off-exchange foreign currency transactions.
Recently proposed changes to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure requirements could signal a trend to emphasize quality over quantity and principles-based rather than prescriptive rules, which would benefit U.S. public companies and investors alike, say attorneys with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Former UBS trader Tom Hayes has received permission to appeal an order allowing the Serious Fraud Office to confiscate £879,000 ($1.16 million) in assets after his conviction for manipulating the London interbank offered rate, his lawyer said Wednesday.