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January 4, 2013
A lawsuit that accuses both Citigroup (NYSE: C) and MidFirst Bank of Oklahoma City of forcing homeowners to purchase flood insurance in excess of amounts required by law may advance, a federal judge in Utica, N.Y., has ruled.
January 1, 2013
This article presents a case study of a CFO's accounting fraud that led him to prison. The scheme was a securities fraud aimed at investors. It involved ghost revenues, fictitious invoices and shipping documents, cost-of-good sold entries that were delayed or avoided altogether, and pulling otherwise legitimate revenue into earlier accounting periods. The article delves into interesting aspects of how and why the CFO did what he did.
November 5, 2012
Plaintiffs' Counsel for Former MF Global
Inc. Customers File Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint
Against MF Global Directors and Officers, PwC and CME Group
Published Monday, Nov. 05, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5, 2012 --
/PRNewswire/ -- Law...
August 16, 2012
The bankruptcy trustee trying to recover money for U.S.
customers of MF
Global Holdings Ltd. agreed to cooperate with lawyers suing
the securities firm's former executives for damages related to its
collapse last year.
The move Wednesday by James...
August 9, 2012
The SEC announced in August 2012 that it was looking to give away USD 452 million in rewards to whistleblowers.
July 13, 2012
Two law firms that represented customers caught up in the
collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MFGLQ) have linked up to
prepare a class-action lawsuit on behalf of clients of Peregrine
Financial Group Inc.
Berger & Montague PC and Collett Legal are...
July 12, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 2012. On Wednesday, July 11, 2012,
Judge Michael Simon of the United States District Court for the
District of Oregon issued a ruling that permitted the Plaintiffs'
breach of contract claims to proceed in a nationwide class...
July 3, 2012
Berger & Montague, P.C., a nationally known full-spectrum civil litigation law firm with one of the largest and most successful whistleblower practices in the U.S, has recently settled its whistleblower lawsuit against NextCare, Inc. ("NextCare"), the nation's largest privately owned urgent care provider. Under the agreement, NextCare will pay a total of $10 million.
June 21, 2012
Allis-Chalmers Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries agreed Wednesday
to pay $1.9 million to settle two class actions alleging the oil
and gas servicing company only paid its field operators regular
daily wages even though they often worked overtime.
June 15, 2012
WellPoint has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 700,000 former members of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. ("Anthem"). The parties had been scheduled to begin a jury trial on June 18, 2012 in federal court in Indianapolis on legal claims arising from Anthem's 2001 conversion from a mutual company, owned by its insured policyholders, to a stock company. . .
May 25, 2012
A class of homeowners sued JPMorgan Chase & Co. affiliates
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA and Chase Insurance Agency Inc. in New York
on Thursday, accusing them of forcing homeowners to buy more flood
insurance than they needed.
Chase Bank, as the loans'...
May 24, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, PA - On May 23, 2012, Berger & Montague, P.C.
class action lawsuit in the United States District Court,
Southern District of New York, on behalf of all persons who
purchased the common stock of Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook" or...
May 22, 2012
While many victims of the MF Global collapse are still waiting
on various government investigations to lead to a prosecution of
those responsible, civil litigation involving losses incurred by
former MF Global commodity customers can move forward as a...
May 18, 2012
A shareholder on Wednesday filed a proposed class action against
ViroPharma Inc. seeking damages for stock losses allegedly
sustained after the company wrongly led investors to believe it had
secured three years of market exclusivity for its signature...
May 2, 2012
A New York federal judge Monday signed off on American Express
Co.'s $49.5 million deal to settle class claims that the credit
card giant conspired with banks to impose hidden foreign currency
conversion fees on customers.
The settlement came last...
April 19, 2012
A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss
accusations that the late Steve Jobs had orchestrated a series of
uncompetitive agreements between Apple Inc., Google Inc., and other
tech companies to not poach each other's engineers.
April 11, 2012
With fewer opportunities to bring new cases over the financial
crisis, many shareholder plaintiffs have redirected their aim to
corporate transactions, bringing a flood of class actions over
mergers and acquisitions in 2011, according to a report...
March 21, 2012
Goldman Sachs Group
Inc lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding
investors by selling risky debt linked to subprime mortgages that
it planned to bet against.
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan said the hedge
March 21, 2012
An investor class action claiming Goldman Sachs Group
Inc. bet against its own products can go forward, a federal
judge ruled Wednesday in an opinion critical of the giant's
allegedly "cynical" conduct in the run-up to the financial
March 15, 2012
Securities class-action lawsuits, long a booming area of the
law, dropped substantially in 2011, hitting a decade low, according
to a study released Wednesday by Stanford University Law School and
Cornerstone Research, a consulting and...
February 13, 2012
A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday denied a bid by Citigroup Inc. and Discover Bank to dismiss a long-running antitrust suit accusing them of conspiring with American Express and Wells Fargo to impose mandatory arbitration clauses on credit card holders from 1999 to 2003. And as detailed in the decision, much of the alleged conspiracy unfolded alongside the banks' in-house and outside counsel.
February 10, 2012
Litigation over arbitration clauses is as ubiquitous as Marc
Jacobs frocks at Lincoln Center during New York's Fashion Week.
(Not a fashionista? Then let's just say we here at On the Case
can't stop writing about plaintiffs trying to get around...
February 9, 2012
Air Canada on Wednesday resolved allegations that it conspired
with other airlines to fix the price of freight shipping to and
from the U.S., becoming the latest company to settle in a
multidistrict litigation that has now netted customers nearly $500...
February 8, 2012
A New York federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss claims
against Discover Bank and Citigroup Inc. in the multidistrict
litigation claiming credit card issuers conspired to insert
anti-competitive arbitration clauses in their customer
February 6, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, February 6, 2012 - The law firm of Berger
& Montague, P.C., with the law firm of Cohn Lifland Pearlman
Herrmann & Knopf LLP serving as local counsel, has brought
a class action in state court in New Jersey against the Housing...
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