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  • Anheuser-Busch Sues InBev Over Takeover Attempt Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:46 PM ET
    Anheuser Busch

    Anheuser-Busch sued InBev in an effort to stop its Belgian-Brazilian suitor from taking any more steps to replace the U.S. brewer's board of directors, which had rejected a $46.3 billion takeover offer from InBev.

  • US Court OKs Summons on UBS Taxpayer Records Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    A federal judge in Miami authorized the Internal Revenue Service to request information from UBS about U.S. taxpayers who may be using Swiss bank accounts to evade federal income taxes, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

  • Some Anheuser-Busch shareholders have filed lawsuits seeking to force the U.S. brewer to fairly consider the $46.3 billion takeover bid from InBev, according to court documents obtained by Reuters Tuesday.

  • Grasso Victorious in Pay Case; Cuomo Won't Appeal Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    The New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division Tuesday threw out a summary judgment decision that former New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso must return a portion of his $187.5 million compensation package, and the New York attorney general's office says it will not appeal the decision.

  • Florida Sues Countrywide over Mortgages Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 4:56 AM ET
    Foreclosure Sign

    Florida sued mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Monday for predatory lending practices, alleging the company at the center of the U.S. mortgage crisis made subprime loans to people who could not repay them.

  • US Seeks Court Order for UBS Taxpayer Records Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    The U.S. Justice Department said it asked a federal court in Miami for an order authorizing the Internal Revenue Service to request information from Zurich-based UBS about U.S. taxpayers who may be using Swiss bank accounts to evade federal income taxes.

  • LVMH Wins Compensation from eBay for Fakes Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    A French court ordered eBay to pay 38.6 million euros ($61 million) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing the sale of fake merchandise, in a ruling immediately appealed by the online auction website.

  • Anti-Tobacco Attorney Slapped with 5 Years in Prison Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, who became one of the wealthiest civil lawsuit attorneys in the country by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge.

  • Countrywide's Legal Woes Deepen as California Sues Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 12:14 PM ET
    CountryWide

    The Illinois attorney general's office plans to sue Countrywide Financial and Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo on Wednesday, claiming the troubled mortgage lender engaged in deceptive trade practices.

  • Banks Tank, But Execs Get Paid More? Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    As Countrywide shareholders vote on whether to be acquired by Bank of America--on the same day the state of Illinois is suing the Countrywide and CEO Angelo Mozilo for fraud--research firm SNL Financial says a horrible year for banks and thrifts hasn't stopped them from paying their chief execs pretty well.

  • NY Top Court Backs Dropped Claims in Grasso Pay Case Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 9:59 AM ET

    The New York Court of Appeals upheld Wednesday a lower court ruling in a lawsuit involving the compensation paid to former New York Stock Exchange CEO Richard Grasso.

  • Illinois to Sue Countrywide, CEO Mozilo Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 4:29 AM ET
    CountryWide

    The Illinois attorney general's office plans to sue Countrywide Financial and Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo on Wednesday, claiming the troubled mortgage lender engaged in deceptive trade practices.

  • Bear Stearns Managers Indicted Over Funds' Collapse Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    Two former Bear Stearns managers have surrendered to face criminal charges linked to the collapse of a hedge fund that bet heavily into subprime mortgages before the market collapsed, federal authorities said.

  • American Apparel: Update On Continuing Saga Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    As Dov Charney’s personal team winds up its appeal of the latest sexual harassment case against him, there has been a fairly-major reshuffling of the management team that has left Chief Financial Officer Ken Cieply on a job hunt. Back in May, Chief Financial Officer Ken Cieply resigned from American Apparel.

  • Bear Stearns Fund Managers Likely to be Indicted Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 5:55 AM ET

    The indictment of two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers for securities fraud is expected to be announced later on Thursday in connection with a fund tied to the subprime lending market, CNBC has learned.

  • Tobias Estate Case Wraps Up with Settlement Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    The lurid case of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias, who died mysteriously in September, is finally nearing an end.

  • A settlement has been reached in the estate case of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias, pending the approval of a Florida probate judge on Monday, CNBC has learned.

  • Settlement Reached in Tobias Estate Case Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 9:02 PM ET

    A settlement has been reached in the estate case of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias, pending the approval of a Florida probate judge on Monday, CNBC has learned.

  • CSX Holders Violated Securities Laws, US Judge Says Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 4:55 PM ET
    CSX Railroad

    A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that two investment firms waging a proxy battle at railroad CSX violated securities law in acquiring large stakes in the rail company, but allowed them to continue their fight at the annual shareholder meeting.

  • US Top Court to Hear Philip Morris Damages Appeal Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 11:35 AM ET
    Altria's company offices in New York.

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would hear a Philip Morris USA appeal seeking to overturn a $79.5 million punitive damages award won by the widow of a longtime Oregon smoker.