SEC Improves Its Won-Lost Record
In recent years, directors and officers who've gone to trial against the securities regulator have stood little chance of winning.
How to Beat the SEC
With the commission's recent penchant for heavy penalties, defendants might do better going to court than negotiating settlements, a lawyer contends.
Faith-Based Groups Seek Boardroom Power
Investor groups with a religious focus have moved beyond merely screening for ''sin stocks'' and are directing shareholder votes against AIDS, video-game violence, and excessive executive pay.
Cisco Systems and Airespace; Merge Technologies and Cedara Software; Elekta and Impac Medical Systems; McData and Computer Network Technology; Eastman Kodak and Orex; Kodak and Sun Chemical; eBay and Kurant.
DealWatch Alltel and Western Wireless; News Corp and Fox Entertainment; Petters Group Worldwide and Polaroid; Movie Gallery and Hollywood Entertainment; BMC Software and Calendra; and more.
Supreme Court to Rule on Securities Law
Shareholders who bring class-action securities lawsuits against companies for alleged fraud may face more stringent requirements to prove their cases.
Why Federal Agencies Fumble Audits
Since they're not penalized for poor bookkeeping, the Defense Department, NASA, and other agencies are unlikely to show much improvement, say government experts.
Rayovac and United Industries; Archipelago and PCX Holdings; Blockbuster and Hollywood Entertainment; Gartner and Meta Group; more.
New SEC Proposal on Market Reform
A former commissioner believes that NYSE opposition may be inclining the commission toward its original proposal to protect just the ''top of book.''
FASB Issues Final Stock Option Rule
The mandate for expensing equity-based compensation has arrived, but what will the SEC have to say about it?
Sprint and Nextel; Symantec and Veritas; Oracle and PeopleSoft; Mylan Laboratories and King Pharmaceuticals; Permira, Apollo, and Toys R Us; Honeywell International and Novar; Humana and CarePlus Health Plans of Florida.