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Legal News
15 Oct 2007
by James M Yoch Jr

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed suit [litigation announcement] on Monday against Nortel [corporate website] for fraudulent accounting practices and also reached settlement [press release] with the telecommunications giant. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleged that Nortel … [read more]

Legal News
12 Mar 2007
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] filed fraud charges [press release] Monday against former executives of Canadian telecommunications manufacturer Nortel Networks [corporate website; JURIST news archive], accusing the corporation of misleading investors. The complaint [PDF], brought in the US District Court for the Southern District of … [read more]

Legal News
20 Oct 2005
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Motorola [corporate website] has filed a lawsuit against the incoming CEO of Nortel Networks [corporate website], claiming the Canadian telecommunication equipment company's move to hire its former chief operating officer will inevitably result in the use and disclosure of Motorola's trade secrets. Nortel hired Mike Zafirovski [press release] as … [read more]

Legal News
29 Jun 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Wednesday's corporations and securities law news, on the day before SEC Chairman William Donaldson [Wikipedia profile] steps down, the Commission has voted 3-2 to keep a rule forcing mutual funds to be overseen by an independent chairman. The vote was a result of a federal appeals court ruling … [read more]

Legal News
3 Feb 2005
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] Leading Thursday's corporations and securities law news, prosecutors have announced that former HealthSouth Corp. [corporate website] president and director James P. Bennett has been indicted on charges of fraud, conspiracy, insider trading, money laundering and lying to the FBI in connection with a scheme to sell company stock worth … [read more]

Legal News
11 Jan 2005
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] In Tuesday's corporations and securities law news, Thom Calandra, former chief commentator for CBS MarketWatch [media website], will pay at least $540,000 in penalties to settle fraud charges with the SEC [official website]. The charges stem from allegations Calandra made over $400,000 in illegal profits by buying shares of … [read more]

Legal News
5 Jan 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] TV Azteca, Mexico's second largest broadcaster, said Wednesday that civil fraud charges announced against it and its top executives yesterday by the US Securities and Exchange Commission were false and alleged that the SEC was pursuing it to distract attention from its own failing in policing corporate fraud in … [read more]

Legal News
11 Nov 2004
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] In Thursday's corporations and securities law news, PeopleSoft executives have unanimously recommended its shareholders reject Oracle's $8.8 billion hostile takeover bid because the offer was too low. Oracle, upon learning of the news, said it was prepared to walk away from its bid. Read the PeopleSoft press release here … [read more]

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