Law Lawsuits

  • Gavel

    The Supreme Court made it easier for investors to pursue securities-fraud suits today when it ruled against Halliburton Co. and overturned a lower-court's decision.

  • Supreme Court Sides With Roche in Patent Battle

    The Supreme Court sides with Roche in a patent battle with Stanford University, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to trying to rape a maid at a New York City hotel.

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    the New York Times reports.

  • Facebook

    An alleged contract and emails that a New York man says entitle him to a huge stake in Facebook are forgeries, the online social network's founder Mark Zuckerberg said.

  • The US government needs to focus on small business lending rather than Wall Street, the author of a new book about Goldman Sachs told CNBC Thursday.

  • Larry Ellison

    Oracle CEO and Founder Larry Ellison has settled his longstanding lawsuit…over trees.

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    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but independent artist Stevie Koerner, who quit her job to be a full time jeweler, is not flattered at all. The Chicago artist took to the Web to express her displeasure with the fact that retailer Urban Outfitters had copied her line of necklaces.

  • Gavel

    After 33 years of marriage, Steven Simkin and Laura Blank divorced in 2006. They agreed to split their considerable wealth equally. More than two years later, Ms. Blank received a voicemail message that stunned her: Mr. Simkin wanted to revise their settlement. She refused, and he sued,  the New York Times reports.

  • A commodities trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    If in doubt, blame speculators. That has been the popular political mantra in recent years whenever commodity and energy prices have soared. And events have now poured more fuel on the fire., according to the FT.

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    In an era where divorce tourism is becoming increasingly common, with the globe-trotting super-wealthy trying to split up wherever will give them the best deal, London has the potential to become the divorce capital of the world.

  • French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    Greece must avoid debt restructuring and implement the austerity measures it has promised to introduce in order to shrink its budget deficit, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC on Monday.

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court.

    The IMF said Friday it had put out incorrect information a day earlier about the pension benefits it will pay former managing director Dominique Strauss Kahn.

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court.

    No matter how his legal case turns out, CNBC has learned that Dominique Strauss-Kahn will collect at least a quarter million dollars a year from the IMF in pension payouts for the rest of his life.

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    Former Diamondback Capital Management portfolio manager Anthony Scolaro's securities fraud case was unsealed Tuesday by the Department of Justice, revealing that he pleaded guilty in December.

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    Former Enron Chief Financial Officer Andy Fastow has been transferred to a Houston halfway house as he prepares to be released from prison later this year.

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court.

    Unless the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn are dropped or proven untrue soon, the IMF may have no choice but to act to find a successor. And then the merry go round begins, writes CNBC anchor Ross Westgate.

  • Frank DiPascali

    Madoff prosecutors have filed a letter with the judge overseeing the case requesting Frank Dipascali's sentencing be delayed again due to his "active and ongoing cooperation" in the overall criminal investigation.

  • Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    RAB the hedge fund that was the toast of London’s financial community in the boom, is poised to delist from the UK’s junior market amid a crippling wave of redemption requests from investors, reported the FT.

  • Raj Convicted on All Counts

    Hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam was convicted on all counts of insider trading today, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs; Tom Curran, Peckar & Abramson; and Joseph DiGenova, diGenova & Toensing.