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DOJ Cites Wins as Reform Bill Looms

The Justice Department may have lost big in the massive $2.5 billion tax shelter fraud case brought against former KPMG accounting firm employees, if a federal judge’s dismissal of 13…

KPMG Lawyers: Unchain Us from Clients!

Representing a high-profile client in a major white-collar case can be both a blessing and a curse for a criminal defense attorney. Such cases can bring in big bucks and…

Pearl’s Widow Sues Major Pakistan Bank

The widow of a Wall Street Journal reporter abducted and murdered in Pakistan by terrorists in 2002 has sued his alleged killers, al-Qaida, and Pakistan’s biggest bank in federal court…

‘Impressive Benchslappery’ Noted

Bloggers are taking about a humorous dissenting opinion in a free speech case brought by college newspaper editors against their school.

This dissenter is Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs of the…

Judge Calls Interference on Prosecutors, Dismisses 13 from KPMG Case

Updated: Saying that prosecutors inappropriately interfered with their defense, a federal judge in Manhattan has dismissed charges against 13 of 16 KPMG former employees charged in a tax shelter fraud…

Suits: Fuzzy Logic in High-Def TV Ads

Which service is better for high-definition TV viewers—cable or satellite? Lawsuits contend advertising on the subject isn’t giving consumers a clear picture.

DirecTV has sued Comcast Cable for its ad…

Defense Tab: At least $10 M

An executive charged with a high-profile white-collar crime can expect to spend at least $10 million on his defense. And that’s on the low end.

That’s the conclusion in several…

Suit: Ladies’ Nights Unconstitutional

A New York City attorney claims nightclubs that charge women less money are violating his constitutional rights.

Roy Den Hollander has filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment that the policies…

Guilty Plea by Ex-Neteller Exec

A second executive with Neteller Inc. has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for transferring gambling proceeds.

John Lefebvre, former president of the company, entered his plea yesterday in Manhattan federal court,…

26 Charged in $200 M Mortgage Fraud

Federal prosecutors in New York City announced today charges against 26 people in an alleged $200 million subprime mortgage scheme that involved 1,000 fraudulent loans.

Participants allegedly cooperated to submit…

Home Detention Tab: $15 K a Day

A wealthy Muttontown, N.Y., couple accused of enslaving two housekeepers should be released to home detention pending their trial, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Varha and Mahender Sabhnani have…

Suspension for Violent IM Upheld

A school did not violate an eighth-grade student’s First Amendment rights by suspending him for instant messaging a crude image suggesting that a teacher be shot and killed, a federal…

Split in School Worship Case

A fractured ruling by a federal appeals court permits an evangelical Christian church to hold Sunday worship services in a school building, at least temporarily.

Two judges differed on whether…

KPMG Judge Wavers on Dismissal

The federal judge overseeing the criminal prosecution of former KPMG partners appeared to waver on whether he would dismiss charges because of government conduct.

Judge Lewis Kaplan said on Monday…

Judge Bars Classified Documents

A federal judge has blocked a New York Times lawsuit that sought classified documents related to the government’s warrantless wiretapping program.

Judge Richard Berman of Manhattan ruled that the Departments…

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