Litigation against the Madoff Family: Where Is It Today?

Of all the lawsuits brought against people allegedly involved in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, perhaps none are of as much interest as the actions involving Madoff family members. The most recent request for fees filed by Baker & Hostetler (B&H) explains the status of these cases. Note that references...

‘Pennies for Charity’ Report Finds that Bulk of Donations to Charity Telemarketers Go Into Their Pockets, Not Those in Need

The new “Pennies for Charity” report issued by New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman shows that for-profit telemarketers operating in New York in 2012 retained the lion’s share of donations they raised on behalf of charities – more than $154 million that was intended...

Diabetes Breakthrough? Court Says No, and Enters Judgment against Supplement Marketer

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has found that marketers of what the Federal Trade Commission said were bogus remedies for treating and preventing diabetes had violated Section 5 of the FTC Act, and has ordered them to pay nearly $2.2 million. The FTC said that it will...