August 21, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America (BOA) to settle claims that it sold precarious mortgage-backed securities to investors. Of the $16.65 billion, $9.65 billion will be split among federal and state entities while the remaining ...[read more]
August 19, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Minnesota on Monday approved a settlement for $62.5 million between Wells Fargo & Co and large institutional clients who lost money in an investment program known as securities lending. US District Judge Donovan Frank also awarded attorneys ...[read more]
July 15, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Citigroup, Inc. on Monday agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal inquiry into mortgage-backed securities sold by the bank prior to the country's financial crisis. The deal, which involves one of the largest cash penalties ever paid to settle such allegations, includes a $4 billion civil ...[read more]
July 2, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday dismissed two securities fraud counts against Rengan Rajaratnam, the brother Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of the now defunct Galleon Group. US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled that a reasonable jury would ...[read more]
June 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday limited shareholders' class action suits for securities fraud. In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., the court declined to overturn its 1988 decision in Basic Inc. v. Levinson. Halliburton Co. has faced numerous lawsuits concerning allegations the company ...[read more]
June 21, 2014
by Ann Schober
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York hoping to compel Congress to comply with subpoenas it received requesting information on an insider trading case the commission is investigating. The subpoenas ask ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to a criminal charge for its role in helping Americans avoid taxes, according to a speech from US Attorney General Eric Holder. Credit Suisse will pay a $2.5 billion financial penalty to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service ( ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department of Justice ( ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on class certification procedures in stock and securities fraud litigation. In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. Johnson Fund, Inc. the court will decide whether the Fifth Circuit's ruling is contradictory both to prior Supreme Court precedents and to ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday in Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (SLUSA) does not bar the plaintiffs' state law class action suit. The lawsuit was brought by the victims of the multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme ...[read more]

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