Peter Henning, Wayne State University Law School: "Frank Quattrone, former star high tech investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), was permanently barred from the securities industry and fined $30,000 by the NASD yesterday (Nov. 22).  Quattrone was convicted this past March of obstruction of justice in connection with an e-mail he forwarded to [...]

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Updating an earlier story on JURIST's Paper Chase, a federal judge late Tuesday denied the request of third-party candidates for a full recount of Ohio presidential ballots before the state had certified the election results. Judge James G. Carr in Toledo wrote that he sees no reason why the recount, to which the candidates are [...]

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Larry Ribstein, University of Illinois College of Law: "This W$J overview of the Disney case puts the Eisner/Ovitz affair into perspective: a strong CEO rendered his board practically irrelevant. Left on his own, he fumbled badly.  Shareholders suffered. There are many interesting aspects of this case, including the limits of judicial supervision under the business [...]

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The EU has delayed a vote to take place later this week on a proposed law governing when patents can be obtained for technological developments after Poland expressed some reservation over whether to support the law. The law, known as the software patent directive, seeks to establish uniformity on patent laws across the EU, but [...]

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