Monthly Archives: November 2013

Credit Crisis Litigation Update: It is Settlement Time — The Harvard Law School Forum on Corp. Gov. and Fin. Reg.

In this post, we discuss the recent trends of settlement activity and review some of the major settlements in credit crisis litigation. We also discuss mortgage settlements that are related to repurchase demands mainly between mortgage sellers and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. We then examine the current trends in filings, including the types of claims made, the nature of…

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Hedge-fund ‘Fight Club’ traded illegal tips instead of punches – Bloomberg

The hedge-fund analysts vacationed together in the Hamptons, gambled in Las Vegas and adopted a creed that parodied the rules in the Brad Pitt film “Fight Club.” Instead of trading punches, they traded illegal tips that allowed their portfolio managers to reap tens of millions of dollars in profit. Having pleaded guilty to insider trading, four of the men are now…

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