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By Securities Docket on May 28, 2009, 5:56 pm
In the latest development in Mark Cuban’s ongoing battle with the SEC, Cuban has reportedly filed his own lawsuit against the agency alleging that it is unlawfully withholding documents about its insider trading probe of him. Bloomberg reports that Cuban’s complaint filed today in federal court in D.C. seeks a court order to force the […]
By Securities Docket on May 28, 2009, 4:49 pm
Certain trades that occurred at Pequot Capital Management in 2001 in advance of General Electric’s acquisition of Heller Financial have now reportedly led, after nine investigations, to the demise of Pequot Capital itself. Full details are available in this post on my Enforcement Action blog over at Compliance Week.
By Securities Docket on May 28, 2009, 2:51 pm
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jeffrey Taylor will join Ernst & Young as the Americas leader of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services area, the Blog of the Legal Times reports. Taylor announced his resignation today, effective tomorrow, and will reportedly join Ernst & Young’s Washington, D.C. office next month. Read the Blog […]
By Securities Docket on May 28, 2009, 11:36 am
Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) have been the focus of much attention and ire in the wake of the credit crisis. But litigation over these structured financial products has been largely overshadowed by more high profile actions, such as subprime class actions and Ponzi scheme litigation. That could change in the coming months as a number […]
By Securities Docket on May 28, 2009, 11:19 am
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By Securities Docket on May 28, 2009, 10:37 am
Argus Group Holdings Ltd. announced yesterday that it has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit pending in the SDNY relating to losses stemming from the Bernard Madoff fraud. Plaintiffs in the case are international life insurance customers who sued Argus, Argus International Life Bermuda Ltd., and ten other funds, money managers and companies, when […]
By Securities Docket on May 28, 2009, 6:55 am
Conn. Senate Approves First State Hedge Fund Regulation in USA; “Golden Goose” Nina Devlin, whose husband allegedly led insider trading ring, hired by NY P.R. firm Edelman; Australia’s Centro Property plans to sue its own auditor, PwC, as part of its defense against a securities class action; Estranged wife of R. Allen Stanford seeks to intervene in SEC lawsuit to protect her half-interest in his assets; Pequot Capital To Close In Face Of Insider Trading Probe; and more.