From the monthly archives:

December 2012

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. After finding that no exceptions under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards applied and noting that the Dominican State failed to respond, a District of Columbia federal judge on Dec. 20 confirmed a $ 42,547,577.84 international arbitration award in favor of a company […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The brother of convicted Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard L. Madoff was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Dec. 20 for his role in the scheme, according to a press release issued by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara (USA v. Peter Madoff, […]

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TweetAs we look back at 2012, it is clear that some of the most significant legal issues involved the intersection of the law and technology. Moreover, the impact of technology can be seen in nearly every area of law from criminal law to business law. In business law, the growing popularity of social media is […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. on Dec. 19 filed a motion in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking authority to conduct a sale of its patent assets free and clear of all claims and interests (In Re: Eastman Kodak Company, No. 12-10202, Chapter […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt pharmaceutical firm K-V Discovery Solutions Inc. on Dec. 11 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for approval of an $ 85 million deal for post-petition financing, which the company says will enable it to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy (In […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Former IndyMac FSB CEO Michael Perry on Dec. 14 agreed to a $ 12 million settlement to resolve the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s $ 600 million suit over his alleged role in the bank’s failure, according to a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice filed in a California federal […]

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TweetThe recently 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a much-publicized ruling about cats. But these aren’t just any felines, they are the descendants of a six-toed cat given to Earnest Hemingway in 1935. While a legal dispute over cats may seem trivial at first blush, it actually involves some weighty legal issues, including the Commerce […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Pfizer has agreed to pay $ 42.9 million to 32 states and the District of Columbia for alleged deceptive marketing of its Zyvox antibiotic and its Lyrica pain drug, according to Dec. 12 press releases by the states’ attorneys general (State of Tennessee, et al. v. Pfizer Inc., […]

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TweetFrom LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A District of Columbia federal judge on Dec. 10 ruled that Bank of America could proceed with a lawsuit against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to collect $ 1.7 billion related to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Taylor Bean Whitaker Mortgage Corp. (TBW) (Bank of America v. Federal Deposit […]

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Tweet- From Mealeys Daily News Staff. LONDON – Financial giant HSBC has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies to settle claims that it instituted “inadequate compliance with anti-money laundering [AML] and sanctions laws” in connection with its alleged laundering of billions of dollars of Mexican drug […]

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