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  • January 19, 2017

    Bio-Rad CEO Tells Jury He Backdated Fired Exec's Review

    Bio-Rad's CEO admitted in a California federal court Thursday that he answered a Sarbanes-Oxley complaint brought by the company's general counsel by giving the U.S. Department of Labor a backdated review of the fired lawyer.

  • January 19, 2017

    FBI Agent Says Ex-JPMorgan Analyst's Calls Led Pals To Buy

    Prosecutors accusing a former J.P. Morgan Securities LLC analyst of tipping off friends about pending acquisitions on Thursday called an FBI special agent to tell a California federal jury how the analyst's friends often bought securities just minutes after he would contact them.

  • January 19, 2017

    9th Circ. Won't Revive HP Investors' Suit Over CEO Ethics

    A lower court properly tossed a proposed shareholder class action alleging Hewlett-Packard Co. and its ex-CEO Mark Hurd committed securities fraud by touting their high ethical standards while Hurd hid an illicit relationship with a company contractor, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled Thursday.

  • January 19, 2017

    Mass. Firm Graves Can't Nix Stock-Buy Malpractice Suit

    Massachusetts law firm Graves Law Office PC can't escape a suit brought by investors in telecommunications company ELM One, an Illinois federal judge ruled Thursday, in a case alleging the firm was negligent in representing the plaintiffs, as the lead attorney was also the director of ELM One and thus had a conflict of interest.

  • January 19, 2017

    AbbVie Fires Back At Investors' Suit Over Failed Merger

    Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie Inc. told an Illinois federal judge Wednesday that a new proposed class action in county court accusing the company of common law fraud does not allege anything the U.S. District Court has not already rejected.

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