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Congress to Solve Your Accounting Woes
Representatives fall all over themselves to pass a bill expressing their hatred of complexity and love of plain English. February 28, 2007
Study: Company Patent Suits Dropping
The average award amount fell sharply in the last year, and median award amounts have flattened in the past few years, according to PwC. February 27, 2007
Junk the ''Junk Email'' Law?
To combat unwanted electronic messages, the United States could do much better than the CAN-SPAM Act, say observers. February 26, 2007
Backdating: Not a ''Judgment Call''
The stock-option practice qualifies as one of those "rare cases," according to the Delaware Court of Chancery, in which "a transaction may be so egregious on its face that board approval cannot meet the test of business judgment." February 20, 2007
DoJ Won't Refloat "Enron Barge" Case
The decision involving former Merrill Lynch executives could affect the conviction of former Enron chief executive Jeff Skilling. February 16, 2007
Kennedy to SEC: Probe Sallie Mae Execs
Did inside information from the White House spur Sallie's chairman to sell 34 percent of his holdings? February 16, 2007
Fraud Detection: The New 404?
The PCAOB slams auditors for poor fraud detection. Corporations can expect steep audit fees to follow. February 15, 2007
Not Invented Here
The existing federal test for ''obvious'' patents stifles innovation, say critics, but a pending Supreme Court decision may provide new guidance. February 15, 2007
Study: Sarbox Curbs Fraud Whistleblowing
Despite the 2002 law's whistleblower protection provision, employees have been less likely to come forward with fraud concerns. February 13, 2007
Ignorance Is a Defense
Clarifying its views on director liability, the Delaware Supreme Court will hold shareholder litigants to a very high standard of proof. February 12, 2007