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Legal News
10 Oct 2014
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Thursday revived [order, PDF] a whistleblower's lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. [corporate website]. In a unanimous decision, the court vacated and remanded a lower court's grant of summary judgment [order, PDF] to JPMorgan, which had effectively … [read more]


Legal News
28 Apr 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine the requirements of the Truth in Lending Act [15 USC § 1635]. The Jesinoskis refinanced their house with Countrywide Home Loans in 2007, … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday in three cases. In Rosemond v. United States [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on whether the offense of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in five cases. In Lawson v. FMR LLC [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will consider whether an employee of a privately-held contractor or subcontractor of a public company is protected from retaliation by Section 806 … [read more]


Academic Commentary
3 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist William Araiza of the Brooklyn Law School says that the Douglas case demonstrates that larger ideological issues can be at stake in seemingly minor and technical disputes, such as the Supremacy Clause and administrative agency appeal issues at hand in Douglas...Sometimes important legal issues come disguised in … [read more]


Student Commentary
27 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Leah White, University of California, Davis School of Law Class of 2013, is a Staff Editor for the school's Business Law Journal. She writes on the effectiveness of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and encourages legislation to increase corporate social responsibility...Consumers' demands have always influenced businesses. As concerns over … [read more]


Academic Commentary
15 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Aronson of Creighton University School of Law says that recent corporate scandals in Japan highlight the need for the reform of that country's corporate governance structure, just as the Enron case did in the US...It has been two tough years for Japanese corporate governance. In 2010 … [read more]


Legal News
20 Aug 2010
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] announced [press release] Wednesday that it has charged [order, PDF] the state of New Jersey with securities fraud for failing to disclose to municipal bond investors that it was underfunding two of the state's largest pension plans. Between August 2001 … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 in Free Enterprise Fund and Beckstead and Watts, LLP v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 [text] violates constitutional separation of powers by affording … [read more]


Academic Commentary
23 Feb 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Aronson of Creighton University School of Law says that Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota's current safety crisis - now the subject of Congressional hearings - should prompt the company to address its seriously flawed system of governance more than just its public image.... The next phase in … [read more]


Legal News
17 Feb 2010
by Haley Wojdowski

[JURIST] A judge from the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama [official website] sentenced former HealthSouth [corporate website; JURIST news archive] executive Ken Livesay to five months in prison on Tuesday for his involvement in the company's accounting fraud. Judge Karon Bowdre sentenced [NBC report] Livesay for … [read more]


Legal News
7 Dec 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Monday in two cases. In Free Enterprise Fund and Beckstead and Watts, LLP v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the Court heard arguments on whether the … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] for the third time vacated [opinion, PDF] a trial court's sentence of former HealthSouth [corporate website; JURIST news archive] executive Ken Livesay for being too lenient Monday, remanding the case to the lower court with a demand that … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jun 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [defense website; JURIST news archive] was found liable [opinion; order, PDF] to the company's shareholders for fraud Thursday by Judge Allwin Horn of Alabama's 10th Judicial District [official website] and ordered to pay $2.88 billion. The plaintiffs claimed that Scrushy encouraged others … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jun 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Wednesday rejected challenges [opinion, PDF] to a securities fraud class action suit brought by former HealthSouth [corporate website] CEO Richard Scrushy [defense website; JURIST news archive], affirming a $445 million settlement against the HealthSouth corporation. Scrushy, who … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 Jun 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Michael Macchiarola, an adjunct professor at CUNY Law School and Seton Hall University School of Law, says that the Securities and Exchange Commission's recent complaint against Countrywide Financial offers several lessons for those who would repair our ailing financial services industry... The recent SEC complaint alleging that … [read more]


Legal News
18 May 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in four cases. In Black v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the Court will consider the appeal of former media mogul Conrad Black [CBC profile; JURIST news archive] to determine whether the … [read more]


Legal News
12 May 2009
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Alabama's Jefferson County Circuit Court [official website] on Monday began hearing a $2.6 billion derivative lawsuit brought by HealthSouth [corporate website] shareholders against company founder and former CEO Richard Scrushy [defense website; JURIST news archive] for his alleged role in an accounting fraud scheme at the company. The shareholders … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 Oct 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, says that the current financial crisis reflects a failure on the part of lawmakers and regulators to learn some of the key lessons of the Enron collapse several years ago.... In 2002, … [read more]


Legal News
23 Aug 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] in a 2-1 decision Friday that provisions in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 [PDF text] establishing the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) [official website] are constitutional. In 2006, … [read more]

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