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  • NEW YORK, May 11- Facebook Inc may pursue a lawsuit against law firms that represented a New York man who recently turned fugitive rather than face federal charges that he tried to defraud founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the company, a judge ruled on Monday. New York Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower said Facebook and Zuckerberg could move forward with a...

  • May 8- Dov Charney, the ousted chief executive of American Apparel Inc, has filed a $30 million defamation lawsuit against a New York hedge fund that controls a large stake in the clothing company he founded, and which refused to support his return. American Apparel attributed the suspension to Charney's alleged misuse of company funds and failure to stop a...

  • NEW YORK, May 6- A group of hedge funds that hold Puerto Rico's government debt plans to hire a litigation law firm as a financing deal that could help save the U.S. territory from a potential default looks increasingly remote. The Ad Hoc group of hedge funds, which holds $4.5 billion of Puerto Rico's debt, is planning to hire Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck,...

  • Thomson Reuters Corp reports a rise in total revenue Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    April 29- Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday reported a rise in total quarterly revenue on the strength of its Legal and Tax& Accounting business and improved sales at its Financial& Risk division. For the first quarter, total revenue increased 2 percent before currency changes to $3.04 billion, in line with analysts expectations, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • WILMINGTON, Delaware, April 28- Brazilian oil company Petrobras' $17 billion write-down, announced last week, may have been meant to close the accounting on a sprawling corruption scandal, but could instead provide fresh ammunition for a U.S. class action lawsuit. The case, filed in Manhattan federal court in December by a group of large investors, alleges $98...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Bankruptcy lawyer Harvey Miller, who led Lehman Brothers through its record-breaking Chapter 11 case starting in 2008, has died at 82 after a battle with ALS, his law firm, Weil Gotshal& Manges, announced on Monday. After joining Weil in 1969, Miller built the firm's bankruptcy practice into a global powerhouse, playing key roles in the...

  • April 27- Jury selection kicked off on Monday in New York state court in the criminal trial of three former leaders of defunct law firm Dewey& LeBoeuf. Potential jurors began filling out questionnaires in the trial against former Dewey chair Steven Davis, ex-executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial official Joel Sanders.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- Prominent U.S. litigator David Boies is squaring off against another top American attorney, Alan Dershowitz, in a legal fight centered around a woman who says she was trafficked for sex as an underage girl. Boies and his firm are representing Virginia Roberts, who is a possible witness in a defamation lawsuit in Florida state court pitting...

  • Tesco gives more detail on supplier deals after scandal Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:55 AM ET

    LONDON, April 22- Tesco provided more information about how it accounts for relationships with suppliers on Wednesday after an accounting scandal that contributed to an annual loss of 6.4 billion pounds. Britain's biggest retailer announced last year it had overstated profits by 263 million pounds due to booking deals with suppliers too early, prompting a...

  • Google faces lawsuit on mobile internet search Friday, 2 May 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    A consumer rights law firm said it filed a lawsuit against Google alleging the company "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market.

  • The ugly battle over police pensions in America Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:50 PM ET
    Stockton Police officers talk with a parolee in Stockton, California.

    A drive by some cities to cut costly police retirement benefits has led to an extraordinary face-off between local politicians and the law enforcement officers.

  • HSBC hit with record $2.46 billion judgment Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 3:02 AM ET

    A unit of British bank HSBC was hit with a record $2.46 billion final judgment in a U.S. securities class action lawsuit on Thursday.

  • Shutdown halts IRS seizures from tax cheats Saturday, 5 Oct 2013 | 8:48 AM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    The IRS said that it has stopped initiating new asset seizures from tax delinquents during the government shutdown.

  • Morningstar Says Client Data May Have Been Leaked Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

    Morningstar said personal information, including credit-card details, of about 2,300 customers may have been compromised due to a security breach last year.

  • Britain to Quiz Google Again on Tax Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:26 AM ET
    Google street view can on the Google Campus

    Google and its auditor Ernst & Young will be called again to a British parliament committee to testify on tax and inconsistencies in the way Google portrays its activities in Britain.

  • FBI Launches Probe as KPMG Quits Herbalife, Skechers Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 6:15 AM ET

    In a blow to one of the world's largest accounting firms, KPMG said it resigned as auditor of two U.S. corporations amid an FBI investigation into insider trading allegations.

  • KPMG Fires Partner for Role in Insider Trading Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 6:38 AM ET

    KPMG said late on Monday it had fired a senior partner in the accounting firm's Los Angeles office for allegedly providing inside information to an unnamed third party.

  • RBS Faces $6 Billion Investor Action Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 2:25 AM ET
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    A group of shareholders in Royal Bank of Scotland has launched a multi-million pound lawsuit against the state-owned bank for misleading investors at the height of the credit crisis in 2008.

  • Judge Questions Citigroup's $590 Million Settlement Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 2:04 AM ET
    A sign is displayed outside Citigroup Center in New York.

    A Manhattan federal judge on Monday signaled he will not rubber-stamp Citigroup's proposed $590 million settlement of a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of hiding tens of billions of dollars of toxic mortgage assets.

  • What the IRS Doesn't Want You to Know About Audits Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 8:01 PM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    As if audits aren't painful enough -- there's a lot the IRS won't tell you. Check out these tips from a former IRS agent.