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  • The strategy usually involves buying stock in a Delaware- incorporated company that is being acquired and then filing a claim that gets a judge to determine the fair price for the shares in a process known as appraisal. But now the top corporate lawyers in Delaware, where about two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are chartered, are proposing an amendment to the...

  • The Harvard- trained lawyer, who departed last week as NSA general counsel, arrived at the spy agency three years ago following stints at the White House, the Justice Department and the 9/ 11 Commission. De's outsider status, his White House ties and his willingness to engage with skeptics helped guide the digital spy agency through the biggest crisis in its...

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Four plaintiffs' lawyers, including high-profile attorney David Boies, were appointed by a federal judge on Tuesday to lead civil litigation against Takata Corp and several car manufacturers for injuries caused by allegedly faulty air bags. Prieto filed one of the first U.S. lawsuits last year against the Japanese company alleging that...

  • U.S. judge taps lead lawyers for Takata air bag cases Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 17- Five plaintiffs' lawyers, including high-profile attorney David Boies, were appointed by a federal judge on Tuesday to lead civil litigation against Takata Corp and several car manufacturers for injuries caused by allegedly faulty air bags. Prieto filed one of the first U.S. lawsuits last year against the Japanese company alleging that...

  • NEW YORK, March 13- A U.S. housing regulator is set to take two of the world's biggest banks to trial on Monday to try and recoup more than $1 billion in damages over mortgage bonds sold to government-run mortgage finance companies ahead of the 2008 economic crisis. Lawyers for the regulator will face off with attorneys of Nomura Holdings Inc and Royal Bank of...

  • UKRAINE'S FINANCE MINISTER YARESKO SAYS THAT LAW FIRM WHITE AND CASE TO ADVISE ON DEBT RESTRUCTURING.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 11- A state lawyer defending the landmark 2013 pension reform law faced tough questions on Wednesday from an Illinois Supreme Court judge at a high-stakes hearing about whether the legislature had the right to cut benefits. Justice Robert R. Thomas asked State Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro. " "It is clear that the pension clause and the...

  • March 10- The U.S. National Security Agency was sued on Tuesday by an array of groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans' privacy and threatens communications worldwide by dissidents living under oppressive regimes. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Maryland, where the spy agency is based, said the NSA is...

  • Investors may pursue U.S. lawsuit over Stanford fraud Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    *U.S. Supreme Court allowed lawsuit to go forward. District Judge David Godbey in Dallas said on Wednesday the roughly 18,000 investors could pursue claims that Chadbourne& Parke and Proskauer Rose knew Stanford was selling fraudulent high-yielding certificates of deposit through his Antigua- based Stanford International Bank, and helped him obstruct a...

  • March 3- When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, the justices will hear from two experienced attorneys with dueling views and contrasting styles. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, 57, will defend the law for the Obama administration. "This was a train wreck for the Obama administration," CNN...

  • COLUMN-Prepare to wait for U.S. tax help Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    The problems start with the fact that the IRS has cut nearly 12,000 positions as its budget has fallen by an inflation-adjusted 17 percent since 2010.. In addition, the IRS changed the rules on how repairs to tangible property are treated, requiring accounting changes for businesses, including landlords, that own real estate and equipment.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Three major U.S. tobacco companies- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, Lorillard Inc and Altria Group's Philip Morris USA- will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking, according to an announcement from plaintiffs' lawyers on Wednesday. The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida by smokers...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Three major U.S. tobacco companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, Lorillard Inc and Altria Group's Philip Morris USA will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking, according to an announcement from plaintiffs' lawyers on Wednesday. The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida...

  • MIAMI/ HAVANA, Feb 20- Hugo Cancio believes he's the new face of American-style entrepreneurship in Cuba. U.S. cable networks, private equity funds and law firms ask for Cancio's take on the thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba announced by President Obama in December. Antonio Zamora, a Miami lawyer aiming to do business in Cuba, said Cancio "is way...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block Sysco Corp's proposed takeover of rival food distributor US Foods Inc, saying the $3.5 billion deal would "eliminate significant competition" in the sector. Sysco's share price was down 3.4 percent for the day, initially on concerns that the Federal Trade Commission was...

  • UPDATE 1-FTC sues to block Sysco-US Foods merger Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a merger of Sysco Corp and US Foods Inc. Sysco and US Foods, the largest U.S. food distributors and the only ones with national reach, announced the $3.5 billion deal in December 2013. The tie-up has been controversial because Sysco and US Foods are the...

  • BEIJING, Feb 13- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma urged employees to relax about U.S. lawsuits against the firm over possible failure to disclose information to investors, in a letter to staff posted on his official microblog on Friday. A series of lawsuits have been filed in the United States after an unusually public fracas with a Chinese...

  • LONDON, Feb 12- Private holders of Greek default insurance could be in for a payout of over $750 million if Greece defaults on debt owed to the European Central Bank or other public-sector creditors, lawyers said. Worries of a default have resurfaced as Athens is in a stand-off with its international lenders over its plans to end austerity measures agreed under...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- James Garrity, a partner in the law firm Morgan Lewis& Bockius, is returning to the bench as a U.S. bankruptcy judge in New York after more than a 15- year absence, court officials announced on Wednesday. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper on Feb. 17, according to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which oversees bankruptcy judge succession in the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- A divided federal appeals court in New York allowed more than 100,000 potential plaintiffs to pursue class action litigation accusing Leucadia National Corp and a law firm of fraudulently cutting corners to win default judgments in debt collection cases. Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came after the U.S....