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By Securities Docket on February 26, 2014, 9:39 am
Litigation finance has garnered a lot of attention recently. When a friend of mine, Adam Gerchen, told me last winter that he was launching his own investment firm focused on commercial litigation, Gerchen Keller Capital (“GKC”), I was intrigued. When he told me about their approach to the space, including financing litigation on the defense-side, I […]
By Securities Docket on February 26, 2014, 8:58 am
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in San Francisco said that despite their “excessively long and prolix” 110-page complaint, the shareholders failed to include “relevant, basic factual details” to support their claims against Zynga, company officials including founder Mark Pincus, and underwriters led by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs & Co. via Zynga wins dismissal of […]
By Securities Docket on February 26, 2014, 8:55 am
Get caught up with the Securities Docket News Wire for February 25, 2014.
By Securities Docket on February 26, 2014, 7:41 am
Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund owner, is looking to hire a former prosecutor or securities regulator to monitor trading at his investment firm after the federal government's insider trading investigation. After Inquiry, SAC Capital Says It Intendsto Hire a Trading Monitor – NYTimes.com
By Securities Docket on February 25, 2014, 9:07 am
U.S. prosecutors have reached a deferred prosecution agreement with a Securities and Exchange Commission examiner charged with making false statements about his stock holdings that were prohibited under SEC ethics rules, according to a court filing made public Monday. via US agrees to deal with SEC staffer in stock-ownership case — Reuters
By Securities Docket on February 25, 2014, 8:55 am
Get caught up with the Securities Docket News Wire for February 24, 2014.
By Securities Docket on February 25, 2014, 8:48 am
After Monday, deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) will be available to the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in its fight of financial crimes, including corruption. The SFO has stated that, although DPAs will be “a welcome addition to the prosecutor’s toolkit…,” its “preferred option” remains prosecution. via Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the UK: Worthy of their price? […]
By Securities Docket on February 25, 2014, 7:41 am
The most prominent Bitcoin exchange appeared to be on the verge of collapse late Monday, raising questions about the future of a volatile marketplace. Apparent Theft at Mt. Gox Shakes Bitcoin World – NYTimes.com.
By Securities Docket on February 24, 2014, 8:59 am
Are you a “rat trader?” Probably not, but if that phrase is new to you (as it was to me until today), allow me to enlighten you. via Are You a “Rat Trader?” – Compliance Week