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  • Web Extra: How to Sue Your Creditors Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    Sometimes, it's the only option you've got left if you're being taken advantage of. But you better be prepared for a long, hard slog.

  • Illinois Lawmakers Want Special US Senate Election Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    The heads of the Illinois state legislature said on Tuesday they will call the General Assembly into session to pass legislation on a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

  • Illinois Governor Tried to Sell Senate Seat: Feds Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 5:32 PM ET
    Rod Blagojevich

    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on criminal charges on Tuesday, including trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Democrat President-elect Barack Obama, federal prosecutors said.

  • Famous Prostitution Scandals Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 12:32 PM ET
    Busted for leading a high-end prostitution ring for numerous famous and wealthy clients in and around Hollywood. Fleiss was sentenced to 37 months in prison for tax evasion but served just 21.

    Here are some of the more notorious prostitution scandals that have made their way into the public's view over the years.

  • Indictments Could Come in UBS Offshore Inquiry Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 3:25 AM ET

    A federal investigation into UBS concerning its sale of offshore private banking services to wealthy Americans is concentrating on senior and midlevel executives and bankers, and could result in one or more indictments, people briefed on the matter said on Monday, the New York Times reported.

  • Hollywood Studios And RealNetworks Trade Lawsuits Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:58 AM ET
    RealNetworks

    The six major Hollywood studios sued RealNetworks, parent of the Rhapsody music service, to prevent it from distributing a new DVD copying software called RealDVD which launches Tuesday.

  • Greenberg, Other Ex-AIG Execs Settle Pension Fund Suit Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 5:27 PM ET

    Former AIG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hank Greenberg and other former executives at the insurance giant have reached a settlement with a shareholder group suing them, a source close to the matter has told CNBC.

  • 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.