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By Securities Docket on July 9, 2009, 5:42 pm
The archived version of today’s webcast (“2009 Mid-Year Review: Securities Litigation and Enforcement”) can be viewed below. In addition, the presentation materials from today’s webcast are now available here.
By Securities Docket on July 9, 2009, 5:19 pm
Bernard Madoff will not appeal the 150-year prison sentence imposed upon him June 29 by U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin. Reuters reports that Madoff’s attorney, Ira Sorkin, stated today that “[w]e are not going to be appealing. That’s our decision and we have no further comment.” Read the Reuters article
By Securities Docket on July 9, 2009, 5:09 pm
The trial of William Jefferson, a nine term Congressman from Louisiana charged with soliciting bribes, racketeering, money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, continues in the Eastern District of Virginia. The FCPA Blog has numerous posts on the case and the trial here. Among other things, prosecutors have famously alleged that $90,000 wrapped […]
By Securities Docket on July 9, 2009, 4:44 pm
In Italy today, lawmakers approved the country’s first law establishing class action lawsuits. Reuters reports that the law, which becomes effective January 2010, has been criticized by consumer groups because it requires consumers “teaming up in class actions … to turn to the judge individually to request compensation, exposing them to possible costs and fines […]
By Securities Docket on July 9, 2009, 4:24 pm
Yesterday, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, unveiled the subcommittee’s appropriations package for fiscal year 2010. Durbin announced that the bill provides the SEC “with a budget increase of $100 million – an unprecedented increase in resources – so they can hire the […]
By Securities Docket on July 9, 2009, 11:36 am
The presentation materials for today’s webcast (2 pm Eastern) entitled “2009 Mid-Year Review – Securities Litigation and Enforcement” are now available here.
By Securities Docket on July 9, 2009, 6:55 am
Today’s Webcast, 2 pm: “2009 Mid-Year Review – Securities Litigation and Enforcement.” http://bit.ly/15ZoYl # New Zealand investors caught up in Wall St fraud. http://bit.ly/vHnRs # Investors sue Highland Capital after funds shut. http://bit.ly/qgtcn # Westport National Bank in Connecticut Bank Sued in Madoff Investment Scheme. http://bit.ly/PqxW3 # Prosecutors Suggest 145-Year Term for Lawyer Marc Dreier. […]
By Securities Docket on July 9, 2009, 6:51 am
Today, July 9, 2008, at 2 pm Eastern, Securities Docket will host a webcast entitled, “2009 Mid-Year Review – Securities Litigation and Enforcement.” The webcast, which is part of BrightTalk’s Securities Litigation Summit, will be a follow-up and update to the popular “2008 Year in Review” we presented in January 2009, which was viewed by […]