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  • The SEC said Toth called his financial advisor and arranged to buy 5,000 shares of O'Charley's after his client revealed the impending acquisition during a tax-planning meeting. Nash bought 10,000 shares, while Schlossberg tipped his business partner, Moshe Manoah, and the two of them jointly bought stock using an account held by Manoah's wife, the SEC said.

  • *Recent successes include Spain's Gowex. LONDON, Aug 12- Fund managers are increasingly turning to investigative tactics, detailed accounting analysis and corporate sleuthing in a bid to uncover skeletons in company closets that can offer an investment edge in a low-yield world.

  • China jails British-US investigator couple Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 12:29 AM ET

    Peter Humphrey and Yingzeng Yu, a married couple, operated a firm in Shanghai that helped companies screen potential business partners and employees. 1 Intermediate Court to 2 1/ 2 years in prison to be followed by expulsion from China. Humphrey was also fined 200,000 yuan and Yu 150,000 yuan.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 7- Australia may ease rules on a visa scheme aimed at luring investment from wealthy Chinese to help clear a backlog of applications and in the wake of complaints that disclosure requirements are too strict, lawyers and migration agents said.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 5- Deutsche Bank named U.S.-Swiss lawyer Nadine Faruque to lead a reform of its regulatory compliance practices, as it battles to cut a long and expensive list of investigations and potential settlements that have dogged it since the financial crisis.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Global oil trading house Arcadia and two well-known traders will pay $13 million and face an unusual three-year limit on trading physical U.S. benchmark crude to settle a landmark lawsuit over manipulating oil prices in 2008.. In 2011, the CFTC alleged that Arcadia, a global oil trading firm owned by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen, its U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Global oil trading house Arcadia and two well-known traders will pay $13 million and face three-year limits on trading benchmark U.S. crude to settle a landmark lawsuit over manipulating oil prices in 2008.. In 2011, CFTC alleged that Arcadia, a global oil trading firm owned by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen, its U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Three oil trading firms and two traders agreed to pay $13 million to settle a U.S. regulator's lawsuit accusing them of manipulating oil markets in 2008 as prices were soaring, leading to more than $50 million of illegal profit.

  • popular dating website intentionally misled couples about their suitability could open it up to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission inquiry, according to lawyers and experts in consumer-protection law.

  • At least eight European law firms are pitching their services to major U.S. law firms and Wall Street banks, hoping that U.S. companies considering an inversion choose Ireland, Britain or the Netherlands for their new tax domicile, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

  • *IFRS 9 published by Intl Accounting Standards Board. *EU endorsement needed to apply new rule in Europe. The IASB, whose rules are applied in over 100 countries, including Europe but not in the United States, said it was its final reform in response to the 2007-09 crisis.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- A hedge fund with over $400 million in Puerto Rico bonds has joined a legal challenge against a law that allows the U.S. New York- based BlueMountain Capital Management filed a lawsuit in the district court of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, claiming that the new law, known as the Recovery Act, runs counter to both the Puerto Rican and U.S. constitutions.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- U.S. regulators and 15 states announced a wave of lawsuits on Wednesday against law firms and mortgage assistance companies they said have scammed borrowers since at least 2011 by falsely promising home loan modifications and other foreclosure relief.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- A hedge fund with over $400 million in Puerto Rico bonds has joined a legal challenge against a law that allows the U.S. New York- based BlueMountain Capital Management filed a lawsuit in the district court of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, claiming that the new law, known as the Recovery Act, runs counter to both the Puerto Rican and U.S. constitutions.

  • July 21- The U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico asked a federal court to dismiss as premature a lawsuit filed by U.S. mutual funds that sought to strike down a recently enacted Puerto Rican law that the funds said posed a threat to American investors.

  • July 17- U.S. senators on Thursday demanded to know why General Motors Co did not fire its top lawyer after it was revealed this year that the automaker's litigation department knew of a widespread and deadly ignition flaw but failed to escalate the safety issue.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- General Motors' legal department came under fire in a Senate hearing on Thursday, as lawmakers questioned why the automaker took more than 10 years to recall cars with ignition switch flaws while its lawyers worked on numerous cases involving deaths or injury caused by the malfunctioning switch.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- Two more major figures in General Motors Co's safety debacle will appear on Thursday for the first time before U.S. lawmakers investigating why it took the automaker more than 10 years to recall millions of vehicles with a deadly ignition switch flaw.

  • GM to review, reorganize legal dept in response to recall Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 16- General Motors Co has appointed an outside law firm to investigate its legal department, which is under fire for its role in the company's mishandled ignition switch recall, the automaker's top lawyer will announce at a Senate hearing.

  • The AICPA said it brought its federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking to block the IRS from moving ahead with its program. "The IRS should withdraw the new rule, consult with stakeholders, and use the tools and data already at its disposal to monitor unethical tax return preparers," Melancon said.