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  • Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

    Settlement negotiations between lawyers representing former AIG chief Hank Greenberg and the New York Attorney General are at a stalemate.

  • Merrill and Goldman Sachs Settle Auction-Debt Probe Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 6:11 PM ET

    Three more more financial firms, including Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, reached settlements over the sale of auction-rate securities, a $330 billion market that collapsed in February.

  • Merrill's Thain, Cuomo Discuss Auction-Rate Probe Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 4:27 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain met with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in an attempt to reach a settlement of the auction-rate securities probe, CNBC has learned.

  • Merrill Settles With Massachusetts on Auction Debt Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch reached a settlement with Massachusetts over auction-rate securities, the latest in a string a accords between regulators and Wall Street firms over the $330 billion market that collapsed in February

  • Cuomo Threatens to Sue Merrill Over Auction-Rate Debt Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:52 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch has until Friday to settle an auction-rate securities case with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office or it will face a lawsuit, Cuomo warned during a CNBC interview.

  • Judge Rejects Countrywide Settlement Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 9:51 AM ET

    A federal bankruptcy judge has rejected a settlement involving Countrywide Financial, saying he wasn't convinced it was fair to nearly 300 borrowers allegedly hurt by the mortgage lender's abusive practices.

  • Merrill Will Be Next to Reach Securities Settlement Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 5:40 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch will follow Citigroup in cobbling together a settlement for clients who bought auction rate securities.

  • Ex-Refco President Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    Tone Grant, the former president of Refco, once the largest independent commodities broker, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a $2.4 billion fraud that involved hiding huge trading losses from clients.

  • Citigroup Debt Accord May Spur Other Banks to Settle Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 12:42 PM ET
    Citibank

    Citigroup agreed to buy back more than $7 billion of illiquid auction-rate securities and pay a $100 million civil fine to settle charges it fraudulently misled investors about the debt's risk.

  • Citi Talks With Regulators May Lead to Buybacks: WSJ Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 8:34 AM ET
    Citibank

    Citigroup is in talks with state and federal regulators to resolve allegations of wrongdoing in the auction-rate-securities market that could result in its buying back several billion dollars of the illiquid securities, Wall Street Journal said.

  • Judge: No Dice on MGA Mistrial Motion Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    According to MGA Entertainment, a judge has denied a motion for mistrial in the case Mattel brought against the company.

  • Bratz Vs. Barbie-- Girl Fight Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 1:51 PM ET

    Los Angeles is in the middle of a billion dollar girl fight. Actually a $3.1 billion girl fight if Mattel's figures are correct. Later today a judge is expected to rule on whether to declare a mistrial in the case Mattel brought against MGA Entertainment over its mega-hit Bratz dolls.

  • US Fraud Lawsuit Against UBS Dismissed Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 4:17 AM ET

    A lawsuit against UBS alleging that the Swiss bank engaged in fraud related to holdings of a fund in loss-making company Endwave was dismissed by a New York Supreme Court judge, court documents showed.

  • GOP Senator Stevens Indicted on Seven Counts Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 1:51 PM ET

    Senator Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, has been indicted on seven counts of falsely reporting hundreds of thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate his home.

  • Oracle Expands Espionage Charges Against SAP Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 4:38 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in California.

    Oracle amended its lawsuit against SAP on Monday, saying SAP executive board members were warned that its TomorrowNow unit was engaged in corporate theft before SAP bought TomorrowNow.

  • UBS Target of Fraud Suit from NY Attorney General Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a civil lawsuit on Thursday against UBS, accusing the Swiss bank of steering customers into auction-rate securities that this year became impossible to cash out of amid the credit crunch.

  • San Diego Sues Bank of America to Block Foreclosures Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 3:57 AM ET

    San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre said Wednesday he filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corp and its Countrywide unit to prevent the mortgage lenders from foreclosing on homes in his city, which he aims to make a "foreclosure sanctuary."

  • Rapper 50 Cent Sues Taco Bell Over Ad Campaign Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 3:09 AM ET

    U.S. rapper and hip-hop mogul 50 Cent sued Taco Bell on Wednesday, saying the restaurant chain made him the star of its hip-hop themed ad campaign without his permission and without paying him a fee.

  • NY Attorney General Could File Suit Against UBS: WSJ Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:16 AM ET

    New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo is preparing to file civil securities-fraud charges against UBS, possibly as early as this week, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday.

  • In a press release, BankAtlantic's Chairman, Alan B. Levan refers, in part, to yours truly, in saying, "In the wake of the highly publicized failure of IndyMac, breathless television reporters filled the airwaves with the repeated question on the minds of an anxious public...

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