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  • DETROIT, Oct 17- General Motors Co's top lawyer will retire early next year, months after his department was heavily criticized for how it handled the automaker's defective ignition switch that has been linked to at least 27 deaths. Michael Millikin, 66, informed GM of his decision and the company will immediately begin an external search for his replacement,...

  • DETROIT, Oct 16- Detroit announced on Thursday a last-minute settlement with its final major holdout creditor, Financial Guaranty Insurance Co., as it edged closer to exiting the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy. Corinne Ball, an attorney at law firm Jones Day, told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes that the settlement includes an option for FGIC to...

  • DETROIT, Oct 16- A settlement between Detroit and its last major holdout creditor, Financial Guaranty Insurance Co, resolves all issues involving the city's outstanding pension debt, an attorney for the city said on Thursday. Corinne Ball, an attorney at law firm Jones Day, told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes that the settlement includes an option for...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- South Korea- based Asiana Airlines Inc has agreed to pay $55 million to settle allegations in a U.S. class action that it conspired with other airlines to fix rates for shipping air cargo, according to court papers filed on Tuesday. The proposed settlement, which requires the approval of a judge, was filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

  • DETROIT, Oct 14- A settlement with Financial Guaranty Insurance Co, the last major holdout creditor in Detroit's historic bankruptcy case, is close and could be announced on Thursday, attorneys said on Tuesday. Detroit's attorney, Thomas Cullen at law firm Jones Day, told U.S. FGIC, which has $1.1 billion on the line from insuring Detroit pension debt, is facing the...

  • Copyright attorney picked to lead Authors Guild Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Copyright attorney and former Library of Congress digital Director Mary Rasenberger has been named executive director of the Authors Guild. The Guild has been involved in numerous copyright battles, including a lawsuit against Google over the search engine's program of scanning snippets of published material. She cited the ongoing standoff...

  • Oct 3- A top enforcement official is leaving Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog to join a private law firm, a spokesman for the firm said on Friday. Emily Gordy, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's senior vice president of enforcement will join Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy& Ecker, P.A in Potomac, Maryland, on Monday, Oct. 6 to head the firm's Financial...

  • Bingham is in talks to combine with Morgan, Lewis& Bockius of Philadelphia in a deal that could be approved as soon as this month, and Bingham could file for bankruptcy if the deal doesn't go through, management has told people at the firm. In a firm meeting last week, Bingham managing partner Steven Browne told partners that the firm was exploring other options...

  • Bingham is in talks to combine with Morgan, Lewis& Bockius of Philadelphia in a deal that could be approved as soon as this month, and Bingham could file for bankruptcy if the deal doesn't go through, management has told people at the firm. In a firm meeting last week, Bingham managing partner Steven Browne told partners that the firm was exploring other options...

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Britain's financial watchdog has launched a full investigation into the Tesco accounting scandal that has now wiped 4 billion pounds from the troubled grocer's stock market value.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Britain's financial watchdog has launched a full investigation into the accounting scandal at Tesco which wiped 3 billion pounds from the troubled British grocer's stock market value last month.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Tesco said Britain's financial watchdog had started a full investigation into the company in the wake of an accounting scandal which wiped 3 billion pounds from the British grocer's stock market value last month.

  • Sept 26- Lawyers who persuaded seven private equity firms to pay $590.5 million to settle lawsuits accusing them of conspiring to depress the prices of corporate buyouts before the financial crisis are seeking fees of about $195 million for their work.

  • LONDON, Sept 24- Britain's accounting regulator will study the outcome of retailer Tesco's probe into book-keeping mistakes before deciding whether to take enforcement action, it said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Tesco Plc's disclosure of huge accounting mistakes over contracts with its suppliers shocked industry analysts and executives, but not because they didn't realise the potential for disaster.

  • EXCLUSIVE-LAW FIRMS BINGHAM, MORGAN LEWIS, AGREE TO MERGE. Sept 20- Leaders of two of the United States' largest law firms, Boston- based Bingham McCutchen and Philadelphia's Morgan Lewis& Bockius, have agreed to merge, according to three people familiar with the matter.

  • Frank Tamayo, 41, was the middleman in what prosecutors called a three-man scheme that generated $5.6 million in illegal profits over five years, based on tips about a dozen transactions being negotiated by a prestigious New York law firm. The defendant also agreed to forfeit more than $1 million, the contents of two brokerage accounts, and a 2008 Audi Q7.

  • Exodus hits U.S. law firm Bingham amid merger talks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    Sept 17- Twenty-two partners have jumped ship en masse from Bingham McCutchen's marquee restructuring practice, raising questions about the fate of the law firm's closely watched merger talks with the larger Morgan Lewis& Bockius.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Houston- based logistic firm Buckeye Partners has spent more than $3.5 billion buying assets since 2010, transforming itself from a quiet regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.

  • Sept 15- The London- based international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired a veteran M&A lawyer from New York- based Shearman& Sterling, according to two people familiar with the matter.