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  •  Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Corporate Law 01/22/2018

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the family company once run by Jared Kushner isn't allowed to keep secret the identity of its business partners in several Maryland properties.A U.S. district judge in the state rejected the argument that the privacy...

  • Walker signs bill inspired by cabin-owners' court fight

    Walker signs bill inspired by cabin-owners' court fight

    Corporate Law 11/27/2017

    Just five months after an adverse ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court had her in tears, Donna Murr was celebrating Monday after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill that gives Wisconsin property owners more rights.The Murr family fought for more t...

  • High court won't hear appeal from former Qwest CEO

    High court won't hear appeal from former Qwest CEO

    Corporate Law 07/23/2017

    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joseph Nacchio seeking an $18 million tax refund on money he gained from illegal stock sales.The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that...

  • Court: Ignorance about allergy medicine crime no excuse

    Court: Ignorance about allergy medicine crime no excuse

    Corporate Law 07/23/2017

    Just because a man previously convicted of methamphetamine-related crimes didn't know it was now illegal for him to buy over-the-counter allergy medicine given his criminal history doesn't mean his rights were violated, a divided North Carolina Supre...

  • Court: Ohio E-School Can't Delay Repayment of $60M to State

    Court: Ohio E-School Can't Delay Repayment of $60M to State

    Corporate Law 07/03/2017

    ECOT's reported enrollment of 15,000 Ohio students makes it one of the largest online charter schools in the U.S.Democrats jumped on the court's decision to pile criticism on the school, which has struggled for years against attacks on its enrollment...

  • Moscow court orders paper to refute a report on Rosneft CEO

    Moscow court orders paper to refute a report on Rosneft CEO

    Corporate Law 09/09/2016

    A court in Moscow has ordered a leading independent newspaper to retract an article about a luxury yacht allegedly owned by the chief of Russia's top state-controlled oil company. retract The Basmanny District Court ruled Monday that the Novaya Gazet...

  • Defendant pleads guilty in stock, money-laundering scheme

    Defendant pleads guilty in stock, money-laundering scheme

    Corporate Law 08/23/2016

    Federal prosecutors in New York say a Belize resident has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for helping clients profit off illegal stock trades and then laundering more than $250 million. U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers announced the plea ...

  • NY court agrees to rehear Ex-Goldman board member's appeal

    NY court agrees to rehear Ex-Goldman board member's appeal

    Corporate Law 02/22/2016

    A federal appeals court in New York has agreed to rehear the appeal of the insider-trading conviction of a former board member for Goldman Sachs and Proctor & Gamble. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday issued an order saying it wil...

  • High court rejects ex-stockbroker's appeal in fraud case

    High court rejects ex-stockbroker's appeal in fraud case

    Corporate Law 11/24/2015

    The Supreme Court turned away an appeal from a former Toronto stockbroker convicted in a multimillion-dollar securities fraud who says federal prosecutors should have turned over documents that might have helped his defense. The justices Monday let s...

  • Appeals court skeptical of fairness of trader's conviction

    Appeals court skeptical of fairness of trader's conviction

    Corporate Law 05/24/2015

    An appeals court panel on Wednesday expressed doubts about the fairness of a prosecution that led to a prison sentence for a man convicted of defrauding a government bailout program. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had pl...

  • Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6B to settle charges

    Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6B to settle charges

    Corporate Law 02/09/2015

    Morgan Stanley said Wednesday it has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle with the federal government over its role in the mortgage bubble and subsequent financial crisis. The settlement makes Morgan Stanley the latest Wall Street bank to reach a set...

  • Folsom man pleads guilty in $40M investment scam

    Folsom man pleads guilty in $40M investment scam

    Corporate Law 09/09/2014

    The president of a Northern California financial firm has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in an investment scam that bilked more than 300 people out of roughly $40 million. Federal prosecutors in Sacramento say Anthony Vassallo and his associates collec...