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DOJ Confession Didn’t Help Chiquita

Chiquita International Brands met with a top Justice Department official in April 2003 to disclose paying protection money to a Colombian paramilitary group on a U.S. list of terrorist organizations.…

Backdating Class Action Tossed

A federal judge has dismissed a securities class action against Mercury Interactive, but legal troubles are not over for the company and some of its former executives.

Judge Jeremy Fogel…

Anonymous Poster Is CEO’s Wife

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey isn’t the only corporate insider using a screen name to post anonymously on a message board.

In the case of Silicon Valley company Rambus Inc.,…

New Standard Lets Weil Sue Mayer

A private equity firm’s selection of New York City bankruptcy powerhouse Weil Gotshal & Manges to handle a $245 million claim against Chicago-based Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw probably wouldn’t…

Deputy AG Jumps to Baker

Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty is jumping to a big law firm: Baker & McKenzie. His new job should pay enough to help him finance college for his children, his…

Atty Dad, Atty Daughter Fight for Viacom

Corrected: Recently, 84-year-old Sumner Redstone has won or settled lawsuits with several relatives concerning the $50 billion Viacom Inc. media empire he was instrumental in creating. But now he may…

Competing Shareholder Plans Advance

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to seek public comment on two competing proposals dealing with shareholder influence on corporate boards.

At issue is whether shareholders may change corporate…

Strong Support for Privilege Bill

Supporters predict that legislation to protect attorney-client privilege in corporate probes could pass by the end of a year.

Bills introduced in the House and Senate have strong bipartisan backing,…

Japan Changing Corporate Rules

A two-year sentence for a Japanese fund manager who traded on inside information shows Japan’s growing resolve to police its markets.

Yoshiaki Murakami received a two-year prison sentence for buying…

Attorney-Client Privilege Bill Praised By ABA Prez

The president of the ABA is backing legislation that would bar prosecutors from pressuring companies to waive attorney-client privilege and cut off employees’ legal fees.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.,…

Judge Delays Private Buyouts

Two deals to sell public companies to private investors have hit a wall in the form of Delaware Judge Leo E. Strine Jr.

In two recent opinions, the chancery court…

Jury Deadlocked in Conrad Black Case

After nine days of deliberation and a three-month trial, a Chicago jury in the Conrad Black case told the judge today that it’s deadlocked.

In a note sent to the…

First Banana Workers Get US Court Trial

It has been some 30 years since thousands of banana workers in Central America claim to have been exposed to carcinogenic pesticides on plantations there. Intended to kill worms infesting…

Corp Clients Trim US/Foreign Firm Rosters to Save $$

Major medical insurers have been leveraging their purchasing power for decades, negotiating fee discounts from medical providers by promising a large volume of business from insured individuals.

Now in-house counsel…

London Firms Earn #1 Billing in World

Record profits for the biggest London law firms reportedly make them the dominant players in the world legal market.

Three London firms, headed by Clifford Chance, are at the top…

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