HOUSTON, July 2- BP Plc has reached an $18.7 billion deal with the U.S government and five states to settle litigation stemming from its deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout and explosion that killed 11 men and unleashed the worst spill in U.S. history. It also seeks to resolve environmental and economic damage claims by Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,...» Read More
The war of words between Activision-Blizzard and Electronic Arts has moved to a new plateau. Activision has added the rival publisher to its $400 countersuit against the creators of the “Call of Duty” franchise.
The manufacturer of the most popular hunting rifle in the world has been aware of potential safety problems with the gun since before it went on the market—60 years ago. Newly uncovered documents, including memos and drawings by the gun’s inventor, show company officials discussing the potential problem, as well as whether a design change is worth “the high expenditure required to make the conversion.”
US public pensions face a shortfall of $2,500 billion that will force state and local governments to sell assets and make deep cuts to services, according to the former chairman of New Jersey’s pension fund, reports the Financial Times.
ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation is suing Goldman Sachs over the deal that gave rise to fraud charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission last year.
The judge in the upcoming criminal trial of accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford has set a hearing for next Thursday on Stanford's motion to delay the trial, which is scheduled to begin January 24.
Julian Assange has signed book deals worth more than £1 million ($1.5 million) in the US and UK, to allow the WikiLeaks founder to cover his legal fees and maintain the whistleblowing site, reports the Financial Times.
MBIA wins the right to prove fraud case by statistical sampling.
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US securities regulators have broadened their investigation into the alleged $8 billion Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire, to include brokerage executives who invested their clients’ money in Stanford International Bank products, reports the Financial Times.
The lawsuits filed by the trustee seeking money for Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud victims may be a blow for the defendants — but they are catnip for an obscure breed of Wall Street traders speculating on the outcome of the enormous Madoff bankruptcy case, the New York Times reports.
In addition to Mark Madoff's children being sued—three days before his suicide—by Bankruptcy Trustee Irving Picard, Mark Madoff himself was implicated in another lawsuit Picard filed on Friday.
Shares of Google and Apple edged higher in pre-market trading after a federal court judge dismissed a patent lawsuit against the tech giants brought by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
For two years, the two sons of jailed financier Bernard Madoff portrayed themselves as honest whistleblowers of their father's historic fraud. A court-appointed trustee depicted them as bungling money managers who did nothing to protect investors.
Mark Madoff, the older of Bernard L. Madoff’s two sons, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of the day his father was arrested, the New York Times reports.
We knew immediately this was going to be the largest fraud ever, by a long shot. And it was. $18 billion. Almost ten times larger than any other Ponzi scheme. It became clear very early that the direct Madoff investors were doomed.
In late 2006, the German engineering giant Siemens, one of world’s largest companies, was engulfed in a corruption scandal.
Newly released documents detail 12 years of fits and starts at the Securities and Exchange Commission as financier Allen Stanford was allegedly running a global Ponzi scheme.
The environmental group Greenpeace filed a lawsuit in US district court in Washington Monday accusing the Dow Chemical Company, a smaller chemical manufacturer, and several other defendants of engaging in a years-long campaign of corporate espionage against Greenpeace and other players in the environmental movement.
On Wednesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is scheduled to vote to create a new, publicly accessible database of safety complaints that is intended to make it easier for consumers to learn about problems with a product, the New York Times reports.
Wells Fargo will pay Citigroup $100 million to settle a legal dispute over the contentious 2008 purchase of Wachovia, the companies said on Friday.