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  • Senate Bill: No More Arm-twisting

    A bill introduced by Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter would overturn a controversial Justice Department practice. June 27, 2008

  • The Exxon Valdez Crashes into Fair Value Accounting

    The Supreme Court's slap at the "stark unpredictability" of punitive damages in the oil tanker case highlights the challenge of making companies report future lawsuit liabilities to investors. June 26, 2008

  • Employment Contracts: How to Cut the Best Deal

    You've negotiated debt covenants, mergers, and supply contracts — but do you know what should be included, and struck, from your employment contract? June 23, 2008

  • Deloitte Is Protected in "Insolvency" Ruling

    A Pennsylvania judge says that a firm that improperly keeps a company out of bankruptcy may not be liable, unless it is negligent in other ways, too. June 19, 2008

  • Did a Warehouse Leak Cause Insider Trading?

    Aviall employees, others are alleged by SEC to have gotten early word on a deal in 2006, guessing that suitor "Andre" was really Boeing. June 18, 2008

  • It's Your Loss. (Maybe.) Now Explain It.

    Companies will have to disclose more detail about potential future losses — notably from lawsuits — under a proposed new accounting rule. June 9, 2008

  • Comp Consultant to Pay for Backdating

    Harvey Benenson, former advisor to Cablevision, will be the first to do so. He owes $2 million as part of a $34.4 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by investors. June 9, 2008

  • Scrushy at Home on the Ranch

    The former HealthSouth CEO does not want to travel to Alabama to testify in a civil lawsuit because he enjoys the comforts of his white-collar prison. June 6, 2008

  • Major Reforms Near for Ratings Industry

    A settlement is reported close in New York Attorney General Cuomo's probe of the business, while SEC homes in on debt-rating conflicts as well. June 4, 2008

  • Dow Settles "LBO" Case Against Ex-CFO

    Pedro Reinhard and a second former exec are said to have agreed on a deal, and no longer challenge the chemical company's statement that their activities were "highly inappropriate." June 2, 2008

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