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  • Securities Lawsuits Plummet in 2009

    A big reason, though, is that all the big financial-services firms have already been sued. July 20, 2009

  • New Rule Cites Lawsuit and Bankruptcy Disclosures

    FAS 165 calls on companies to recognize "subsequent events" in their financial results related to litigation settlements and a customer's bankruptcy filings. June 15, 2009

  • Supreme Court to Rule on PCAOB's Fate

    The justices will hear oral arguments this fall over whether the audit firms' regulator –and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act – is constitutional. May 18, 2009

  • Companies Spent 7% Less on Legal Fees in Q1

    But the decline isn't likely to last; new research shows legal departments predict a higher need for outside counsel in the coming months. May 11, 2009

  • Rude Awakening

    Dawn-raid training can help companies prepare for the unexpected. May 11, 2009

  • SEC Top Cop Talks Tough

    In testimony before a Senate Banking subcommittee, the SEC's new enforcement director suggests a return to the immediate post-Enron era of big corporate penalties. May 7, 2009

  • Strong Medicine

    Can a $19 billion spoonful of sugar help doctors swallow the cost of going digital? May 1, 2009

  • I Ripped Off Clients, Dental Plan's Ex-CEO Admits

    The former executive pleads guilty to fraud resulting in illegal use of $2.1 million of companies' health-care funds. April 28, 2009

  • The Gauge of Innocence

    Fraud takes many forms. Count on all of them to increase this year. April 1, 2009

  • Real-Life Accounting Scam Nets Producers

    One-time Broadway giants Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb are convicted in Canada of a $400m fraud. Star witness is the VP for finance. March 26, 2009

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