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  • Feb 20- Two former Barclays stockbrokers can keep nearly $4 million in signing bonuses, an arbitration panel has ruled, handing down a rare rebuke of a controversial recruiting practice common among brokerage firms. Barclays had tried to claw back the bonuses from brokers Ileana Platt and Rafael Urquidi after the pair filed a claim with Financial Industry...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 6- Russia's Finance Ministry said on Friday Moscow had appealed against a ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague that it must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets the Yukos oil company that was owned by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The ministry said in a statement on its website that it had lodged the appeal on Jan 28.

  • The State Department said in a statement its role had ended because "a voluntary mediation process could not be established since Nissan was not willing to participate," with the State Department's National Contact Point, which works to further the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's guidelines in the United States.

  • Feb 2- Exxon Mobil Corp said on Monday its quarterly profit fell 21 percent as weak oil prices took a toll, but results topped Wall Street expectations due to tax benefits and a favorable arbitration ruling. Profit in the fourth quarter fell to $6.57 billion, or $1.56 per share, from $8.35 billion, or $1.91 per share in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • HOUSTON, Jan 16- Harvest Natural Resources Inc, a Texas based oil and gas company, said on Friday it has filed an arbitration request against Venezuela before a World Bank tribunal to protect the value of its investment in the South American country. "Having exhausted all alternatives to protect Harvest's shareholders, we are now regrettably forced to exercise...

  • Jan 13- About 60 percent of Delta Air Lines flight attendants have demanded a vote on whether they should unionize, the first step toward an election supervised by a federal agency. On Tuesday cards that called for a vote, signed by nearly 12,000 of Delta's 20,000 flight attendants, were filed with the National Mediation Board, the International Association of...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co has become the first bank to settle a U.S. antitrust lawsuit in which investors accused 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market. JPMorgan settled after mediation with Kenneth Feinberg, who also oversees a General Motors Co program to compensate drivers whose vehicles had faulty...

  • LONDON, Dec 31- Asia Resource Minerals said on Wednesday that a Singapore tribunal has ruled that former executive Rosan Roeslani has to repay the company $173 million, plus interest and legal costs, lifting its shares by more than 300 percent. The coal producer, formerly known as Bumi, launched the arbitration in Singapore a year ago to enforce a previous...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 29- Brushing aside calls for federal mediation in prolonged contact talks with employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports, the union for 20,000 dockworkers urged shipping executives on management's board of directors to take a more active part in negotiations. The Pacific Maritime Association, representing shipping lines and terminal operators...

  • JERUSALEM, Dec 24- The group that controls two large gas fields off Israel's shores could seek international arbitration to defend its assets, it said on Wednesday, a day after an Israeli regulator raised the prospect of it being stripped of some of its holdings. Gideon Tadmor, chairman of Delek Drilling and CEO of Avner Oil, said the consortium-- which also includes...

  • Dec 23- A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panel ordered Cantor Fitzgerald& Co and BGC Financial LP to jointly pay about $1 million in damages to a former employee for breach of contract. Raymond Walton alleged that Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Financial failed to pay him agreed-upon amounts. Attorneys for Walton, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC...

  • US port employers seek mediation in dockworker talks Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:20 PM ET
    A longshoreman walks on bags of rice in a cargo ship at the Port of West Sacramento in California

    Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports requested federal mediation on Monday in their contract talks with the union for 20,000 dockworkers.

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 22- Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports requested federal mediation on Monday in their contract talks with the union for 20,000 dockworkers, saying the two sides remain far from a deal after seven months of negotiations. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has so far resisted previous calls by the...

  • DUBAI/ LONDON, Dec 15- Dana Gas, one of the largest investors in Iraq's Kurdistan, said on Monday the semi-autonomous region had failed to pay $100 million as instructed by a London arbitration court, prompting Dana to ask the court to enforce the order. The case is part of much bigger "multi-billion dollar" claims that the Pearl consortium, led by Dana, brought against...

  • CARACAS, Dec 2- The World Bank's international arbitration panel will not decide this year whether to take up Venezuela's request for a revision of an award that ordered it to pay Exxon Mobil Corp in compensation for oil projects nationalized in 2007, a lawyer for the country told Reuters on Tuesday. The International Center for Settlement of Investment...

  • Nov 19- A Houston- based wealth management firm must pay more than $3.8 million to a group of 19 ExxonMobil retirees who said the company mismanaged their investments and misled them about its trading strategy, according to a securities arbitration ruling. The ruling by a panel of three Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitrators found USCA Capital...

  • The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is likely to end a long battle about public access to documents related to SEC oversight of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's arbitration system. The SEC oversees and examines FINRA. At issue was whether an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act should allow the SEC...

  • The SEC oversees and examines FINRA, which is a private organization. At issue was whether an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act should allow the SEC to keep certain records about arbitration under seal. In 2010, the SEC claimed such an exemption in turning down a request by the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association a group of lawyers whose...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 14- A Russian court extended the house arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, chairman of the Sistema business conglomerate, on Friday for four months. Yevtushenkov, one of Russia's richest men, was placed under house arrest on suspicion of money laundering related to Sistema's acquisition of Bashneft, an oil producer. In October, Moscow's Arbitration...

  • TORONTO, Nov 3- The union that represents workers along the St. Lawrence Seaway has agreed to take a contract dispute to arbitration, avoiding a strike that would have shut the waterway linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Some 460 Unifor members work for the not-for-profit St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp..