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  1. Theme in Big Banks' Latest Earnings Reports: Legal Costs - New York TimesFri, 31 Oct 2014 19:17:10 GMT
    Theme in Big Banks' Latest Earnings Reports: Legal CostsNew York TimesIn recent days, Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS said they had put aside big sums for legal expenses, much of it related to currency rate manipulation. That suggests that many American and British ... More...
  2. Investigation Causes Citigroup to Cut Profit - New York TimesFri, 31 Oct 2014 19:11:19 GMT
    New York TimesInvestigation Causes Citigroup to Cut ProfitNew York TimesUpdated, 9:21 p.m. | Six years after the financial crisis landed Wall Street in a thicket of legal troubles, the world's biggest banks remain buffeted by a patchwork of international regulators and prosecutors. The latest reminder of their predicament ...UPDATE 1-Citigroup sets aside $600 mln more to cover legal costsReutersall 218 news articles » More...
  3. China says not begun legal process for disgraced security chief - ReutersSat, 01 Nov 2014 05:41:15 GMT
    ReutersChina says not begun legal process for disgraced security chiefReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China has not started legal proceedings against former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest-profile figure to be caught in a government crackdown on corruption, a senior court official said on Saturday. Jiang Bixin ...and more » More...
  4. Late-night political robocalls: Are these things legal? - Los Angeles TimesFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:57:58 GMT
    Late-night political robocalls: Are these things legal?Los Angeles TimesMarsha says she knows political robocalls aren't covered by the Do Not Call registry. But does that mean they can call any time they like? Marsha says she and her husband recently were "startled and jolted out of bed" by the phone ringing just before ...and more » More...
  5. Profit Falls 26% at Barclays, Weighed Down by Legal Costs - New York TimesThu, 30 Oct 2014 21:16:16 GMT
    New York TimesProfit Falls 26% at Barclays, Weighed Down by Legal CostsNew York TimesLONDON Barclays said on Thursday that third-quarter earnings fell 26 percent, hurt by a weaker performance in its investment bank and a charge for legal costs related to investigations into the possible manipulation of currency markets. Barclays is ...and more » More...
  6. Gay rights in Singapore - The Economist (blog)Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:47:20 GMT
    The Economist (blog)Gay rights in SingaporeThe Economist (blog)Tan Eng Hong first challenged the law in September 2010, after he was charged under 377(a) for having oral sex with another man in a public-toilet stall. Two years later a second challenge was raised by Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, a gay couple who have ... More...
  7. Top Houston immigration lawyer forms new law group - Houston Business Journal (blog)Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:53:25 GMT
    Houston Business Journal (blog)Top Houston immigration lawyer forms new law groupHouston Business Journal (blog)Gordon Quan, veteran immigration lawyer and co-chairman of Houston-based FosterQuan LLP is leaving FosterQuan to start a new group called Quan Law Group. FosterQuan will then become Foster LLP. "I just really like being my own boss," said Quan.and more » More...
  8. Opposing Gun Measures in Washington State Draw Cash and Sow Confusion - New York TimesSat, 01 Nov 2014 00:14:40 GMT
    New York TimesOpposing Gun Measures in Washington State Draw Cash and Sow ConfusionNew York TimesOne proposal, Initiative 594, would impose background checks of gun buyers that go beyond federal law, requiring them in private sales and at gun shows. The other, Initiative 591, would expressly forbid state expansion of background checks beyond the ... More...
  9. Unions' Bid for Role in Stop-and-Frisk Suits Is Rejected by Court - New York TimesSat, 01 Nov 2014 02:30:35 GMT
    Unions' Bid for Role in Stop-and-Frisk Suits Is Rejected by CourtNew York TimesThe lawyers and legal groups that filed the lawsuits, including the Center for Constitutional Rights, the New York Civil Liberties Union and a private lawyer, Jonathan C. Moore, praised the appeals panel's decision. Today's ruling confirms the unions ...and more » More...
  10. UBS's Legal Pain Begins to Ease - New York TimesTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:58:12 GMT
    New York TimesUBS's Legal Pain Begins to EaseNew York TimesUBS investors can almost see past the bank's legal woes. The bank is still paying for past sins, with a 12-month extension of a United States nonprosecution deal and an 1.8 billion Swiss francs ($1.9 billion) addition to litigation provisions in the ...UBS hit by $1.9bn legal chargeFinancial Newsall 188 news articles » More...