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This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending September 21, 2012)

The New York Stock Exchange settled a proceeding this week which alleged that it provided trading information to select proprietary clients prior to releasing it to the public over the last four year. The Commission also filed insider trading actions centered on a corporate director and a registered...

Former Virginia Governor and His Wife Are Charged with Corruption

A federal grand today has returned a 14-count indictment against former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell and former First Lady Maureen G. McDonnell for allegedly participating in a scheme to violate federal public corruption laws. The indictment, returned in the Eastern District of Virginia,...

Financial Fraud Law Quiz: New Jersey Mayors Who Have Been Convicted or Pleaded Guilty in Corruption Cases

With the bribery, fraud, and extortion conviction last week of Tony Mack, the mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, the Financial Fraud Law Blog and the Financial Fraud Law Report thought we would ask our readers if they could identify the communities in New Jersey that have had mayors convicted or have had...

BIA Invites Amicus Briefs on False Statements

Amicus Invitation No. 15-11-10, Nov. 10, 2015 - "The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: ISSUE PRESENTED: 1) In determining whether an offense constitutes an aggravated felony under section 101(a)(43)...

District of Columbia: Denial of Continued TTD Benefits Appropriate Where Claimant Exaggerated Symptoms

A District of Columbia appellate court held substantial evidence supported the CRB’s ruling that a workers’ compensation claimant had undergone a change in condition and was no longer totally disabled and no longer entitled to TTD benefits where, during a hearing, the ALJ inferred from the...

New York: Failure to Disclose Volunteer Activity Amounts to Misrepresentation for Purposes of § 114-a

A New York appellate court held that substantial evidence supported a determination by the state Board that claimant had made false statements on a questionnaire for the purpose of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits [see N.Y. Work. Comp. Law § 114-a] where she denied participating in...