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  • E-commerce revolution drives European retail IPO rush Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    *Germany's Zalando, France's Cdiscount still to decide on IPO. "There is definitely a degree of optimism that hasn't been seen for some time," said Kate Ball-Dodd, a partner at law firm Mayer Brown who advises companies listing in London.

  • NEW YORK, March 12- A former partner at Grant Thornton was sentenced to 4-1/ 2 years in prison on Wednesday for stealing nearly $4 million from the accounting firm. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan said such a sentence would send the wrong message, saying punishment was needed in a case characterized by Haber's "greed."

  • TOKYO, March 12- Two months before Mt. New York resident Marko Simovic filed a civil action at the Tokyo District Court on Dec. 24, seeking to recover $105,000 he had on deposit at Mt. Gox dodged repeated requests to withdraw funds from his account, which as of July 1 was credited with $935,000 in cash.

  • DETROIT, March 10- General Motors Co on Monday said it had hired two outside law firms to probe the company's response to ignition-switch problems on cars that have been linked to 13 deaths, but both firms have done business with GM, raising questions of conflict of interest.

  • DETROIT, March 10- General Motors Co said on Monday that the team conducting a probe of the company's handling of an ignition switch recall linked to 13 deaths includes attorneys from both inside and outside the No. 1 U.S. automaker.

  • March 9- A U.S. judge overseeing litigation accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase& Co, their warehousing businesses and the London Metal Exchange of conspiring to reduce the supply and increase the price of aluminum will allow for now three groups of plaintiffs to pursue separate lawsuits.

  • "You always do in the last hours," the law firm's executive director Stephen DiCarmine replied to the Dec. 29, 2008 email from chief financial officer Joel Sanders, according to investigators.

  • Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr described the former executives of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the law firm.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday filed a related civil lawsuit against Davis, DiCarmine, Sanders and two former Dewey finance officials, finance director Frank Canellas and former controller Thomas Mullikin.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- Beleaguered Washington D.C. law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs is working with restructuring lawyers as it deals with waning revenue and continues to discuss a merger with a larger law firm, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- Steven Donziger, the Harvard- educated lawyer who has waged a two-decade battle against Chevron Corp over pollution in the Amazon jungle in Ecuador, is not one to accept defeat quietly.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- Steven Donziger, the Harvard- educated lawyer who has waged a two-decade battle against Chevron Corp over pollution in the Amazonian jungle in Ecuador, is not one to accept defeat quietly.

  • PARIS, March 4- More than 400 people have signalled they would join a class action against Mt. Selachii has received over 400 expressions of interest in joining a class action, according to the law firm's co-founder Richard Howlett.

  • The justices were interpreting part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the 2002 Wall Street reform law passed by Congress that sets standards for all U.S. publicly traded company boards, management and public accounting firms.

  • Mt. Gox sued in United States over bitcoin losses Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    In a complaint filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago, plaintiff Gregory Greene said Mt. Gox and its chief executive, Mark Karpeles, were negligent and committed fraud for having failed to protect the Tokyo- based exchange from theft.

  • Patton Boggs in talks with global firm Squire Sanders Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    Its clients include Barclays Plc, BP, DuPont, GE and Boeing Co, according to its website. Patton Boggs, with about 400 lawyers, is known for its lobbying on Capitol Hill and, most recently, its representation of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie amid the George Washington Bridge scandal.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- The White House announced steps on Thursday designed to reduce frivolous patent lawsuits by trying to make it easier to identify who owns patents and by updating review processes to ensure that fewer weak patents are granted.

  • U.S. tax season returns, and with it refund fraud Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    Someone in Florida had filed using his name and Social Security number, the IRS said. Some 1.6 million Americans were victims of ID theft tax refund crimes in the first half of 2013, up from 1.2 million in all of 2012, the IRS watchdog, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, said in a November report.

  • But in January 2012 an old business acquaintance was ready to go public with accusations of widespread mortgage fraud at Bank of America's Countrywide unit, and he turned to Wasinger.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge has chosen the law firm Scott+ Scott LLP to serve as interim lead counsel in a consolidated class action against many of the world's largest banks alleging manipulation of the roughly $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market.