A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday authorized a court-appointed examiner in the Chapter 11 case of Samuels Jewelers to issue subpoenas for documents and interviews in order to investigate an alleged $2 billion Indian bank fraud and its potential connection to the bankruptcy case.
Investors hit Bank OZK with a proposed securities class action in New York federal court on Monday, after the regional bank was forced to write down nearly $46 million on real estate loans that went south.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that held a California state mortgage escrow interest law is not preempted by the National Bank Act, turning back Bank of America’s bid to overturn a decision that it said will create “significant uncertainty” about whether other state laws apply to national banks.
Two former Merrill Lynch traders who were indicted this summer on allegations that they ran a yearslong scheme to "spoof" the precious metals futures market told an Illinois federal judge on Friday that the government’s case rests on the “fallacy” that spoofing is a form of fraud.
The momentum behind the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program continued to build in 2018, culminating in the agency handing out more awards this year than all other years of the program combined.
Wells Fargo Securities LLC told a New York federal judge on Monday that two years of discovery have failed to produce any evidence that in the runup to the financial crisis it handed control of collateralized debt obligations to a hedge fund that was simultaneously betting against them.
Société Générale SA said Monday that it has agreed to pay $1.34 billion in fines as part of settlements with U.S. federal and state authorities to resolve investigations into its processing of transactions involving Cuba, Iran and other targets of U.S. sanctions.
The Fifth Circuit refused to override a lower court’s decision denying attorneys' fees in a suit against a debt collector, ruling that even though the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act typically required such fees to be awarded, the attorneys’ “outrageous” conduct made this case an exception.
The Second Circuit on Monday affirmed Barclays PLC's 2017 victory in a long-running securities class action over a $2.5 billion notes offering in April 2008, agreeing with the lower court's finding that the bank did not make misstatements or omit information it was legally obligated to disclose.
Four companies spanning a wide range of industries — from biotechnology and transportation companies to a plant-based meat startup and cryptocurrency bank — filed initial public offerings on Friday that are preliminarily estimated to total $350 million and could price before the year’s end.
Brazil’s competition authority is investigating major credit card networks Visa Inc., American Express Co. and MasterCard Inc., as well as a domestic card brand, Elo, for possible antitrust violations arising from a rule mandating the exchange of information between payment facilitators and acquiring banks.
Cboe Global Markets Inc. is urging an Illinois federal court to deny Chicago Board Options Exchange investors a head start on discovery in multidistrict litigation over alleged manipulation of its volatility index, arguing that their discovery bid goes beyond their claim to need the names of traders who manipulated the index.
The co-founder of a defunct public air charter operator launched her second bid for a new trial in the government's case alleging she and others stole millions of dollars that passengers prepaid for flights, citing "exculpatory documents" that have materialized since she was convicted by a jury.
A Manhattan federal judge hit a convicted fraudster with 12 years in prison Monday for tricking an affiliate of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China into sending him $4.4 million for an oil and gas venture that turned out to be bogus, calling him an "inveterate con man."
A Nasdaq unit has urged the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to disqualify Fish & Richardson PC from Miami International Holdings Inc.'s challenge of a patent that is related to a lawsuit involving patents the law firm prosecuted for Nasdaq, calling the firm’s attempt to downplay its role in the proceedings “too cute by half.”
A New Jersey state appeals court ruled Monday that Trenk DiPasquale Della Fera & Sodono PC was entitled to unpaid legal fees from a construction business for underlying litigation but not additional attorneys’ fees for the firm’s collection efforts, saying a trial court must reexamine the interest awarded on the outstanding bills.
Two U.S. banks helped process around €200 billion ($230 billion) of suspicious payments through Danske Bank’s small Estonia branch, the whistleblower at the center of the scandal said Monday.
A former Morgan Stanley executive urged a New Jersey federal judge Friday to certify her opinion last month forcing arbitration of his claims he was fired because of past alcohol and drug abuse, a move needed for him to appeal the ruling to the Third Circuit.
Two U.S. labor unions have hit Puerto Rico's government and its federally appointed oversight board with a lawsuit for failing to put the pension deposits for tens of thousands of public employees into proper accounts and instead “stashing” the money in non-interest bearing accounts at a scandal-plagued bank.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled two actions involving initial coin offerings Friday by levying its first fines against unregistered ICOs and requiring the companies to properly register the tokens as securities, outlining what the regulator later referred to as “a path to compliance with the federal securities laws going forward.”
Despite lessons from Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme that was revealed 10 years ago, financial fraud continues to thrive. Negative history repeats itself on what seems like a daily basis, say attorneys with Quarles & Brady LLP.
Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.
Private plaintiffs have filed putative class actions in Chicago and New York on the heels of government enforcement efforts against spoofing. But actions like these are largely untested, and two threshold hurdles for these new cases are apparent, says Laura Brookover of Covington & Burling LLP.
Now that the results of the 2018 election are (mostly) in, Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach at DLA Piper LLP consider what a Democratic House, Republican Senate and Trump administration may be able to accomplish in the way of tax policy during the lame-duck session and the upcoming 116th Congress.
Opposition to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's newly proposed trial disclosure policy appears rooted in a wholly appropriate concern, but the relevant statute and empirical evidence indicate that consumers would benefit from the policy, say Eric Mogilnicki and Michael Nonaka of Covington & Burling LLP.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
The use of artificial intelligence in financial services is still in the early stages. But a speech this week by Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard shows that regulators are aware and paying attention, says Eamonn Moran of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
Defense counsel often take approaches that reflect misperceptions of how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement game is really played. It is a complex process susceptible to mismanagement by even the most capable or well-intentioned attorney, says Daniel Hawke of Arnold & Porter.