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Legal News
25 Jan 2016
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Monday in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States [SCOTUSblog materials] that equitable tolling does not apply to the presentment of a tribe's contract claim. The Menominee Tribe contracted with the Indian Health Service (IHS), under the terms … [read more]


Legal News
1 Dec 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday in two cases. In Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Manning [transcript, PDF] the court will resolve the circuit split on whether Section 27 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 [text, PDF] provides federal … [read more]


Student Commentary
25 Nov 2015
by Xiaoying Zhang of University of Pittsburgh School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Xiaoying Zhang of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law discusses how patent ownership disclosure should be regulated... On June 4, 2013, the White House issued five executive actions designed to increase the transparency of the patent system, ensure the highest-quality patents, reduce abusive patent litigation and … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] has ordered [text, PDF] a US House of Representatives committee and a former staffer to cooperate with an insider trading investigation into a health care policy leak. Judge Paul Gardephe ordered the enforcement … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2015
by Justin Cosgrove

Federal prosecutors in New York announced [press release] Tuesday that they are expanding criminal charges [indictment, PDF] against the three individuals responsible for orchestrating a massive computer hack against financial institutions, brokerage firms and financial news publishers. Gery Shalon, Joshua Aaron and Ziv Orenstein allegedly hacked JP Morgan Chase and … [read more]


Legal News
25 Oct 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara [official profile] on Thursday dropped [press release] a high-profile insider trading case, stating that he is moving to dismiss the charges against seven defendants. The defendants are former SAC Capital Advisors LP (now Point72 Asset Management) [official website] … [read more]


Legal News
5 Oct 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday rejected [order list, PDF] an appeal [text, PDF] by the US Department of Justice [official website] in the case of two former hedge fund traders whose insider trading convictions were overturned by a lower court in December. The traders, Todd Newman … [read more]


Legal News
25 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that the Fifth Amendment [text] protects the right of insider trading suspects to withhold the passcodes to their business cell phones. Defendants were under investigation by the Securities and Exchange … [read more]


Legal News
10 Sep 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday unveiled a new policy [text, PDF] for white-collar crimes, which targets individuals accused of crimes instead of the companies. The guidelines were sent [USA Today report] to all US Attorneys effective immediately. Previously, the DOJ made a priority of … [read more]


Legal News
2 Sep 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] Authorities in China have punished approximately 197 people, officials announced Monday, for spreading false rumors online about the fatal explosions in Tianjin [BBC backgrounder] and the recent stock market crash. Among those arrested include a journalist, who works for the controversial financial publication Caijing and several stock market personnel, … [read more]


Legal News
26 Aug 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] A three-judge panel on the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit [official website] affirmed [opinion, PDF] a lower court's decision and ruled in favor of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] on Tuesday, upholding a five-year long rule that limits how much investment managers can contribute … [read more]


Legal News
15 Aug 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission [official website] on Wednesday announced [press release] that a former software executive at SAP SE (SAP) [website], Vincente E. Garcia, agreed to settle charges filed against him for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) [legislative materials] by bribing Panamanian government officials to … [read more]


Legal News
12 Aug 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] on Tuesday indicted [press release] an international web of hackers and traders who stole information from press releases prior to publication and traded on said information, making over $100 million in illegal profits. The SEC filed the complaint against 32 … [read more]


Legal News
11 Aug 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] A judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Friday that New York City's regulation of the banking industry through the Responsible Banking Act [text, PDF] is unconstitutional. The Act was passed by New York's City Council … [read more]


Legal News
6 Aug 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] A judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Wednesday sentenced Irwin Lipkin, a former controller of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, to six months in prison for his involvement in Bernard Madoff's [JURIST news archive] multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Lipkin … [read more]


Legal News
2 Aug 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton [official profile], along with a former state legislator, were indicted on felony securities fraud, it was reported [NY Times report] on Saturday. Officials said that the three-count indictment against Paxton was handed up on Tuesday, and is to be unsealed on Monday when Paxton … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jul 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania [official website] issued an indictment [PDF] Thursday against real estate lawyer Herbert Sudfeld for alleged insider trading. The charges include securities fraud, three counts of making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation [official website] and aiding … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jun 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in four cases. The court will rule on Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States [docket; cert petition, PDF] and decide whether the D.C. Circuit misapplied the Supreme Court's Holland v. Florida [opinion] decision when it ruled … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jun 2015
by Sarah Boehme

A French court acquitted 14 companies accused of bribery on Thursday for negotiating contracts as part of the UN oil-for-food program [official website; JURIST news archive] with the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive]. The oil-for-food program allowed the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein, which was under UN … [read more]


Legal News
29 May 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Bangkok Criminal Court on Thursday convicted two members of the People's Alliance for Democracy Network [BBC backgrounder], known as "Yellow Shirts," for their roles in breaking into the Prime Minster's office during the 2008 protests. The court found Yellow Shirt movement founder and Thai media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul … [read more]

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