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Hertz lawsuit against former GC seeks return of incentive pay, damages for accounting failures

The Hertz Corp. has sued its former general counsel and two other executives in an effort to claw back $70 million in incentive and severance pay for the group’s alleged…

Former SeaWorld corporate lawyer pleads guilty to insider trading

A former corporate lawyer for SeaWorld has pleaded guilty to one count of insider trading for buying company stock last summer after learning of yet-to-be-announced increases in attendance and revenue.

SCOTUS says investment banker can be liable for false email drafted by boss

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an investment banking director can be liable for emailing alleged false statements to prospective investors, even though he sent the emails at the…

New ABA report surveys cryptocurrency regulations

The ABA Business Law Section released a major report on digital assets and cryptocurrency regulation on Wednesday.

The 353-page document titled “Digital and Digitized Assets: Federal and State Jurisdictional…

Apple’s former top corporate lawyer charged with insider trading

Apple’s former global corporate-law chief has been charged with insider trading.

Gene Daniel Levoff, 45, allegedly used nonpublic information to trade in Apple stock, according to press releases by the…

Building blockchain expertise into a practice that pays

Blockchain's a buzzword, but what does it mean? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, our guests James A. Cox and Mark W. Rasmussen give a breakdown of what blockchain is, the emerging legal issues the technology is prompting, and why Jones Day thinks that it's an important emerging practice area.

NYPD threatens Google with legal action to stop pinpointing police activity through app

In a letter sent to Google last weekend, the New York Police Department threatened legal action if the technology company ignored demands to remove a feature on its Waze app…

Blockchain neophyte carves out niche in cryptocurrency litigation

David Silver learned about cryptocurrency the way a lot of people do—at a dinner party.

How some law firms are affected by the government shutdown

Law firms handling antitrust, capital markets and white-collar defense work are feeling the effects of the partial government shutdown, which has recently become the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

New York takes another tack in climate-change suit against Exxon Mobil

The state of New York has filed a suit that alleges Exxon Mobil misled investors about risks posed to its business by climate-change regulations.

The suit, filed Wednesday in…

SEC, Elon Musk settle over false and misleading statements about Tesla on Twitter

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday in Manhattan federal court, saying he "made false and misleading statements" to investors in early August on Twitter, according to CNN, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

Disbarred attorney consults on case alleging hedge funds mismanaged Kentucky pensions

Bill Lerach, the disbarred California lawyer who won billions in private securities class-action lawsuits before pleading guilty in 2007 to a kickback conspiracy, is reportedly now doing consulting work for…

$480M settlement with Wells Fargo shareholders OK’d by judge

A San Francisco federal judge late Tuesday granted preliminary approval to a $480 million class action settlement between Wells Fargo and shareholders who alleged they were harmed by the bank’s unauthorized accounts scandal.

CBS’ statements on sex harassment violated securities laws, suit asserts

A CBS shareholder filed a lawsuit on Monday that alleges the network made materially false and misleading statements when it submitted securities filings about a code of conduct that bans…

Former BigLaw partner gets prison sentence for work on behalf of Martin Shkreli

A former income partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud in connection with his representation…

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