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  • Software Squeeze: Patently Wrong?

    Major software publishers are leveraging the patent process to put legal pressure on competitors, say critics. February 28, 2006

  • Disclose Earlier, Cut Your Damages Later

    Revealing the possibility of bad news before it becomes a certainty can mitigate damages in the event of a securities class-action lawsuit, suggests a new study. February 22, 2006

  • Sarbox Takes a Constitutional

    By targeting the PCAOB's ''massive unchecked powers,'' a lawsuit also poses a constitutional challenge to Sarbanes-Oxley. February 14, 2006

  • The Best Defense

    In today's high-stakes legal environment, top white-collar attorneys are ready to defend the CFO. February 3, 2006

  • Fairness Opinion Neutrality Questioned

    A recent court ruling calls into question whether investment banks should issue fairness opinions for clients. February 2, 2006

  • School for Scandal

    A primer on some of the most notable financial scandals of the past 150 years. February 1, 2006

  • Dutch Funds Sue Shell in U.S. Court

    The case reflects an increasing trend among European investors to use American law to recover damages, according to the lead plaintiffs' lawyer. January 11, 2006

  • Judge Socks Lucent for $300 Million

    The decision, say attorneys for WinStar, may establish new case law concerning vendor-financing relationships, especially regarding what constitutes an ''insider'' for purposes of bankruptcy preference law. December 28, 2005

  • Lawyers for Less

    Large companies are opting for cheaper, more-predictable alternatives to the traditional billable-hours approach. October 12, 2005

  • From Inside Counsel to Offshore Counsel?

    Not quite. But companies looking to trim back their legal expenses are turning to a familiar solution. October 7, 2005

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