Law Legislation

  • Senate Democrats came to an agreement Tuesday to replace the controversial government-run insurance option with a scaled-back non-profit plan. CNBC spoke with the experts for their thoughts on the bill's progress.

  • Conrad Black arriving at a federal courthouse on June 18, 2007.

    A lawyer for former media baron Conrad Black urged the Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn his fraud conviction, and several justices asked whether the federal law at issue was too vague.

  • More than 200 investors in Texas billionaire Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme face a new lawsuit from the court-appointed receiver who is gathering assets from the Stanford empire.

  • Tiger Woods

    You don’t have to be in the shoes of Tiger Woods to be wondering about that prenup you signed years ago. If life is messy, divorce is probably messier. So the question is: do prenups hold up when it really counts?

  • The Supreme Court has raised doubts about the validity of part of the anti-fraud law enacted in response to Enron and other corporate scandals early this decade.

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    Though there are a few key changes to keep in mind for your 2009 tax preparation, the estate tax and new taxes related to health care reform will definitely get your attention in 2010 and 2011.

  • Stethescope and money

    Starting an eighth day of health care debate Monday, the top Senate Democrat said lawmakers are approaching the end game on the far-reaching legislation and fully expect to prevail. A vote on the divisive abortion issue was expected later in the day.

  • Officials have seized thousands of counterfeit toys worth $1.6 million along southern California border points.

  • Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) and ranking member Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)

    The overhaul of the financial regulatory system in Congress is a study of contrasts between the Senate and the House of Representatives, says the New York Times.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods didn't have to say a word to get Florida troopers off his case. The same strategy may be harder to pull off when it comes to the tabloid media probing his private life.

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    Russia's public image has been seriously tarnished over recent months, with accusations of corruption, human-rights abuses and fraud becoming commonplace.

  • Carbon Emissions

    US corporations have long been bracing for the day they would have to make sharp cuts in their emissions. That day moved closer when President Obama outlined a target for such reductions, the New York Times reports

  • Carbon Emissions

    California has taken a major step toward creating a broad-based trading system to limit emissions of pollutants blamed for harmful climate change.

  • Gavel

    A Suffolk judge cancelled $525,000 in mortgage payments being demanded by California bank OneWest and its IndyMac mortgage division, criticizing its "harsh, repugnant, shocking and repulsive" behavior, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

  • Federal Reserve

    A congressional plan to audit the Federal Reserve's decision-making process poses a serious threat to the economy, former Fed governor Frederic Mishkin said.

  • Bernard Madoff

    Bernard Madoff's bankruptcy trustee and the law firm employing him submitted a $22.1 million legal bill covering five months of work.  Baker & Hostetler LLP is seeking $21.28 million of fees as counsel to court-appointed trustee Irving Picard for the five months ended Sept.

  • Stethescope and money

    With no margin for rebellion, Senate Democrats pushed toward a crucial weekend test vote on their sweeping health care bill Friday, and wavering moderates appeared to be falling in line on President Barack Obama's signature issue.

  • Twenty-six people were charged today with engaging in a scheme to steal more than $50 million from the Federal Communications Commission's Video Relay Service (VRS) program.

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    A group of House Democrats are stepping up demands for greater transparency from the Federal Reserve after reports that the Fed mishandled the bailout of insurance giant American International Group.

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    Government regulators will break up institutions whose failure would bring down the entire financial system, under an amendment Rep. Paul Kanjorski will introduce today.