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Legal News
1 May 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Tyco International [corporate website] Wednesday reached an agreement with the state of New Jersey to settle a lawsuit [case materials] alleging that insider trading at the company cost the state $100 million in state employee pension funds. Under the settlement terms, Tyco will pay $73 million to New Jersey … [read more]


Legal News
16 Nov 2007
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] A New York appellate court unanimously upheld [opinion] the convictions of former Tyco International [corporate website] CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski [JURIST news archive] and former CFO Mark Swartz Thursday, rejecting arguments that the pair had been convicted of grand larceny, securities fraud and falsifying business records [JURIST report] on … [read more]


Legal News
17 Oct 2007
by James M Yoch Jr

[JURIST] Corporate Officers & Directors Assurance Ltd. (CODA), a subsidiary of ACE Bermuda [corporate website], has filed a petition in a New York trial court requesting an order compelling former Tyco International [corporate website] CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski [JURIST news archive] to pay the insurer approximately $1.97 million. CODA provided … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $3.2 billion settlement agreement [JURIST report] between Tyco International [corporate website; JURIST news archive], Tyco's former auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers [corporate website], and investors who were harmed by fraudulent accounting practices orchestrated by Tyco's former top executives. Judge Paul Barbadoro, however, said … [read more]


Legal News
15 May 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] Tyco International [corporate website; JURIST news archive] said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement [press release] to settle most of the class actions pending against it by investors who were harmed by the actions of the company's former top executives. The settlement, which is subject to the approval … [read more]


Legal News
21 Dec 2006
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] Former Tyco [corporate website; JURIST news archive] executive Richard "Skip" Heger reached a $450,000 settlement on financial reporting and record-keeping charges, the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced [press release] Thursday. The charges are connected to a fraud case in which Tyco agreed to pay a $50 million civil … [read more]


Academic Commentary
27 Sep 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that the recent spate of guilty verdicts and stiff sentences handed out for corporate fraud committed by the erstwhile leaders of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia and other companies suggests that executives need to take personal responsibility for … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Tyco. [corporate website; JURIST news archive] has agreed to pay the US Securities and Exchange Commission [official website] a $50 million civil penalty [Tyco press release] and a $1 disgorgement fee for fraudulent accounting procedures used between 1996 through 2002, Tyco and SEC officials announced Monday. In exchange, the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Oct 2005
by Alexandria Samuel

[JURIST] New York state appeals judge Angela Mazzarelli [official profile] Monday denied a bail request by two former Tyco International [JURIST news archive] executives, a decision that will keep the men in jail during their appeal process. Former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski and CFO Kark Schwartz were convicted of grand … [read more]


Legal News
19 Sep 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Monday's corporations and securities law news, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) [official website] has released a report urging the Securities and Exchange Commission [official website] (SEC) to improve its oversight of the mutual funds industry. The report [abstract, text] found that though the SEC commits substantial resources … [read more]


Legal News
19 Sep 2005
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] Wire services are reporting that two former Tyco [JURIST news archive] executives have been sentenced to between 8 1/3 and 25 years in prison after having been found guilty of securities fraud, grand larceny and conspiracy [JURIST report] earlier this year. Former Tyco International CEO Dennis Kozlowski and former … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jun 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Friday's corporations and securities law news, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer [Wikipedia profilie] has been sued by the US Department of the Treasury's Comptroller of the Currency [official website] and by the Clearing House [corporate website], a group representing national banks. The suit is an effort to … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jun 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Former Tyco [JURIST news archive] CEO Dennis Kozlowski and former CFO Mark Schwartz were convicted Friday of grand larceny in connection with huge bonuses and other compensation amounting to over $150M they improperly received while in charge of the company. They were both convicted of 12 counts of grand … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Jurors began deliberations Thursday in the retrial [JURIST report] of former Tyco International Ltd. [corporate website] top executives L. Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz. The first proceeding ended in a mistrial [JURIST report] last April because of outside pressure on a juror [JURIST report]. The two Tyco executives are … [read more]


Legal News
23 Mar 2005
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] A New York appeals court has ruled that Federal Insurance, the company that insured Tyco International [corporate website; JURIST news archive] executives, must pay the legal bills for former CEO Dennis Kozlowski, who is currently on trial on charges [amended indictment, PDF] of grand larceny, falsifying business records and … [read more]


Professional Commentary
28 Jan 2005

Peter Henning, Wayne State University Law School:"Discussed in the Wed. Jan.26th post is the prosecution opening in the case of Tyco executives Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz. Yesterday, the defense responded and it sounds like mens rea, and whether the defendants had the appropriate intent, will be prominent in this … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jan 2005
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] Trials involving former corporate leaders of Tyco International [corporate site] and WorldCom, now MCI, [corporate site] are both set to begin this week, with both expected to last weeks to months, as the executives are tried on a variety of fraud charges. Former Tyco execs Dennis Kozlowski and Mark … [read more]


Legal News
2 Nov 2004
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] In Tuesday's corporations and securities brief, Verizon Wireless and Nextel Communications Inc. announced a resolution over disputes arising from airwaves and trademark names. Under the agreement, Nextel will swap airwaves worth as much as $4.86 billion and allow Verizon Wireless to use the push-to-talk name that has been used … [read more]


Legal News
2 Nov 2004
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] A New York judge has refused to combine former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski's retrial on larceny charges with his trial on charges that he failed to pay sales taxes on art worth $13 million. New York Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus declined to combine the trials because the larceny … [read more]


Legal News
14 Oct 2004
by Amit Patel

In Thursday's corporations and securities law news, in his first prosecution of the insurance industry, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer today sued Marsh & McLennan Cos., the world's largest insurance brokerage, for steering clients to certain insurers which resulted in lucrative payoffs for the broker. Spitzer also announced two … [read more]

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