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Ex-Traffic Judge Violated Ethics Rules, Pa. Court Finds

Pennsylvania’s Court of Judicial Discipline on Thursday found that a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge who dodged federal ticket fixing charges violated state judicial ethics rules and the state constitution by providing “special consideration” for friends, family and politically connected individuals. Law360: acquitted

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White Collar Cases To Watch In 2016

White collar practitioners will have plenty of water-cooler fodder in 2016 as the Manhattan district attorney makes a New Year’s resolution to retry the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP case, U.S. prosecutors target corruption in international soccer and the Second Circuit wrestles with a landmark insider trading decision. Law360: acquitted

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Exec Guilty In $300M Ponzi Scheme Seeks New Trial

A former vacation rental firm executive convicted in a $ 300 million Ponzi scheme urged a Florida federal judge Monday to acquit him or grant him a new trial, saying prosecutors failed to support many of their charges and that jurors acted on insufficient evidence and poorly worded instructions. Law360: acquitted

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Can You Be Sued Even if You’re “Not Guilty”?

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Adam Freedman has written an interesting piece on getting sued even though you may have been in the right. For instance, Freedman covers the case where a burger breaks into the home and is shot dead by the homeowner. The homeowner is then sued by the family of the burglar and then forced to pay a settlement, when they are ...

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Global Tax Enforcement In 2016: What You Need To Know

The investigation and prosecution of tax evasion has grown from a specialized subcategory of law enforcement into a first-tier policy concern, and the U.S. and foreign governments will not back down anytime soon. Banks must draw a clear line between present compliance and inappropriate past practices. Bankers and advisers must consider approaching the authorities, says former prosecutor Jay Nanavati now ...

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Ex-Qwest CEO Wins $14M Verdict In Suit Against Goldman Unit

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Joseph Nacchio, the former Qwest CEO convicted of insider trading, has found legal victories difficult to come by for the past decade, but he won a $14.17 million jury verdict in Morris County on Jan. 7. Following several weeks of trial before Superior Court Judge W. Hunt Dumont, a jury found in Nacchio’s favor in a suit claiming he was ...

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Engineer Convicted Of Stealing Ex-Employer’s Trade Secrets

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A 44-year-old electrical engineer accused of stealing and distributing trade secrets to competitors after a Pasadena, California, aircraft avionics company fired him has been found guilty after a bench trial in California federal court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said Wednesday. Law360: acquitted — Read More

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