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Martha Stewart expected to settle ImClone stock lawsuit for $30 million
November 9, 2006
Martha Stewart, her company and its insurers are expecting to pay $30 million to settle a class action lawsuit regarding Stewart's 2001 sale of ImClone Systems stocks one day before an FDA announcement resulted in a significant drop in the stock's value, according to the company's quart....... [more]

Stewart settles civil insider trading charges with SEC
August 7, 2006
Martha Stewart has reached a settlement agreement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on insider trading civil charges, the SEC announced Monday. Stewart will pay $195,000, which is roughly equivalent to the losses Stewart avoided by selling nearly 4,000 shares of ImClone Systems stock....... [more]

Stewart to contest SEC insider trading charges
May 26, 2006
Martha Stewart has opted to deny allegations of insider trading brought in a civil lawsuit by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rather than settle the charges. Stewart's Thursday response to an SEC complaint claims she acted in good faith and rejects accusations that she used insi....... [more]

Martha Stewart appeal ruling [2nd Circuit]
January 6, 2006
US v. Martha Stewart and Peter Bacanovic, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, January 6, 2006. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here....... [more]

Martha Stewart conviction upheld by federal appeals court
January 6, 2006
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday upheld the 2004 conviction of Martha Stewart for lying to federal investigators in connection with her sale of ImClone stock. Stewart filed an appeal after being sentenced to five months in prison and five months of house arrest, both of which....... [more]

Martha Stewart home confinement ends
September 1, 2005
Martha Stewart will hand over her electronic ankle bracelet to federal authorities Thursday, ending the five-month house arrest portion of her sentence. Stewart was convicted in 2004 for conspiracy, making false statements and obstruction of justice. She has already served five months in jail and....... [more]

Stewart agrees to three-week extension of home confinement
August 4, 2005
Martha Stewart agreed on Wednesday to a three-week extension of her home confinement as part of her sentence for lying about a stock sale. Neither Stewart's lawyers or government officials gave a reason for the extension. The New York Post reported Sunday that she had been seen riding in an off....... [more]

Martha Stewart sentencing appeal ruling [US DC]
April 11, 2005
United States v. Stewart, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, April 11, 2005. Excerpt:Defendant Stewart should not be treated differently from any other person convicted of the crimes of which she was convicted. The sentence I imposed....... [more]

Podgor [Georgia State]: Martha Stewart Loses Round One on Sentence Reduction Issue
April 11, 2005
Podgor :We posted here that Martha Stewart's attorneys had filed to reduce her sentence in light of the Booker decision. CNN reports today that the district court will not be reducing Stewart's sentence. As such she will need to continue the home confinement and continue to wear....... [more]

Martha Stewart loses appeal for new sentence, early release
April 11, 2005
US District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum Monday denied an appeal by Martha Stewart to modify or change her sentence. The appeal would have led to an early release from house arrest. Stewart argued that she should be resentenced because of the US Supreme Court decision in US v. Booker which found....... [more]

Corporations and securities brief ~ Martha Stewart presses appeal
March 17, 2005
Leading Thursday's corporations and securities law news, Martha Stewart was back in court today to press her appeal to have her conviction overturned. Stewart attorney Walter Dellinger argued her conviction should be reversed because of the trial court's failure to take perjury charges agai....... [more]


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