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Allstate Sues Goldman Sachs Over Toxic Investments
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Allstate Corp. is suing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. claiming the broker fraudulently sold it more than $123 million in mortgage-backed securities in 2006 and 2007, before the housing market collapse sent the investments' value plunging. The insurer... Read More

Judge: New Mexico Fraud Law Can’t Apply Retroactively
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA FE, N.M. – (AP) A judge has tossed out a whistleblower lawsuit seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars for the state because of alleged fraud and a "pay-to-play" scheme involving public investments. In a decision issued... Read More

HP Reaches Settlement With DOJ In Kickbacks Case
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif. - (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday that it has agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit by the Department of Justice, which alleged that HP and other technology companies paid kickbacks to Accenture PLC in exchange for recommendations... Read More

L.A. Judge Dismisses $2.3M Sterility Verdict Against Dole
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A judge on Thursday dismissed a $2.3 million judgment against Dole Food Co. in a lawsuit by purported Nicaraguan banana workers, ruling that the company and the court were victims of a massive fraud. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge... Read More

Madoff Trustee Sues UBS, Others For $2B
Posted on 24 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The trustee who is trying to recover money for cheated investors in jailed Bernard Madoff's fraud has sued the Swiss bank UBS AG and related entities and individuals after alleging they collaborated in his Ponzi scheme. Trustee... Read More

Madoff Lawsuit: Mets Owners Owe Victims $300 Million
Posted on 7 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The owners of the Mets turned a blind eye to Bernard Madoff's massive fraud, reaping $300 million in false profits and using a large chunk to run the team, according to a lawsuit unsealed Friday. The lawsuit claims the owners were... Read More

Judge: Lawsuit Against Former Blackwater 'Hangs By A Thread'
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) A jury will continue to hear a civil lawsuit alleging fraud by the security contractor once known as Blackwater, but a judge said Tuesday the case "hangs by a thread." Lawyers for Blackwater, now known as Xe Services,... Read More

Saudi Firm Sues American Over Alleged $10 Billion Fraud
Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A Saudi Arabian company is suing the former chief executive of a collapsed Mideast bank for $9.2 billion, alleging he helped stage one of the largest global fraud schemes in history. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court Monday... Read More

78 Navajo Nation Council Members Accused Of Fraud In Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - (AP) A special prosecutor filed a lawsuit against 78 current and former Navajo Nation Council members alleging massive fraud in their use of $36 million in discretionary funds intended for Navajos in need. The lawsuit filed Thursday... Read More

Federal Judge Approves $72M Insurance Settlement
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement under which The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. will pay $72.5 million to more than 21,000 people nationwide who alleged the insurer engaged in fraud in settling... Read More

California Company That Provided Elephant For Film Sued
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PERRIS, Calif. - (AP) Animal rights activists have sued a Southern California company that provided an elephant used in the movie "Water for Elephants." The suit was filed last week in Los Angeles federal court against Have Trunk Will Travel... Read More

AstraZeneca Finalizes $520M Settlement Over Seroquel Off-Label Marketing Claims
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action Team on April 27 announced the finalization of AstraZeneca LP and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP's... Read More

Thomas O. Gorman On This Week in Securities Litigation
Posted on 23 Apr 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

As the Galleon insider trading trial draws to a close and the Lindsey FCPA trial moved forward in the Central District of California, one of the few senior executives charged in a market crisis case was found guilty by a jury after a ten day trial. SEC... Read More

Virginia's 2-Year Statute Of Limitations Dooms Swedish Firm's Negligence Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Lee Berlik

A Swedish law firm has failed in its effort to sue a director of a former client for "misrepresentation" in Virginia federal court after the court ruled the claim was barred by Virginia's two-year statute of limitations applicable to negligence... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Keeping Your Adversary's Environmental Expert Honest
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Law 360 reported on April 12, 2013 that Steven Donziger , counsel for the indigenous Ecuadorians known as the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, “meddled” in the preparation of a key environmental report used against Chevron as... Read More