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Ex-lawyer to serve 6 months for insider trading
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former lawyer who was one of the prime suppliers of corporate secrets to traders in an insider trading ring, was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Wednesday. Brien Santarlas once worked for the well-known ...more »

A Debate Over Who Regulates Gas 'Fracking' in Pa.
NPRDecember 1, 2011

A new Pennsylvania law could curb municipalities' ability to zone and regulate hydraulic fracturing — or "fracking." And that raises questions about how much say a local government should have over what goes on within its borders. ...more »

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Cowen settles shareholder litigation with former shareholders of LaBranche & Co
Banking Business ReviewDecember 8, 2011

Cowen Group has settled the shareholder litigation brought by former shareholders of LaBranche & Co relating to the merger between LaBranche and Cowen, which was consummated on 28 June 2011. The settlement is subject to approval by the Supreme Court of ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Jersey Litigation Fund Breaks New Ground
Tax-news.comDecember 2, 2011

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has broken new ground with the first ever listing of a litigation fund on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) after it advised Argentum Capital Limited on the Jersey legal ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Business Insurance Recognizes the 2011 Women to Watch in Insurance ...
Insurance News Net (press release)December 8, 2011

According to a release, Business Insurance's Women to Watch feature is an annual salute to business leaders and influential executives who are doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields. ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation Into Possible ...
Sacramento BeeDecember 5, 2011

Levi & Korsinsky has expertise in prosecuting investor securities litigation and extensive experience in actions involving financial fraud and represents investors throughout the nation, concentrating its practice in securities and shareholder ...more »

Tax dodge promoter headed to prison: 'I am too smart to reoffend'
Seattle Post IntelligencerDecember 2, 2011

Agents searching Myrland's home in February found several unsigned “writs of probable cause” with signature lines for the president of the Assemblies group as well as Garrison and Raymond Jarlik Bell. They also recovered a similarly bogus writ allowing ...more »

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