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SEC Sues Brazilian Miner Vale Over ‘False and Misleading’ Dam Claims

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday sued Brazilian miner Vale SA for allegedly making false and misleading disclosures about the safety of its dams ahead of a 2019 disaster that killed 270 people. Beginning in 2016, Vale manipulated …

Investors’ Suit Alleges Firm Inflated Stock with Misleading Claims About Its Covid Test

An investor lawsuit against a Utah company alleges its principals falsely claimed its coronavirus diagnostic test was “100% accurate” and before doubts about the claim became widely reported, directors and officers of the company were selling off their own stock …

Ryanair Must Face U.S. Shareholder Lawsuit Over Unionization Comments

NEW YORK — Ryanair Holdings Plc and Chief Executive Michael O’Leary failed to persuade a U.S. judge to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit accusing Europe’s largest budget airline of defrauding them by downplaying its willingness to recognize labor unions. While …

NY, Feds Sue ‘Pharma Bro’ for ‘Scheme’ to Keep Drug Price Up

NEW YORK — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous. Shkreli was scorned as the bad-boy face …

Ex-CFO of Bankrupt Enron Offers D&O Lessons From Accounting’s ‘Gray’ Areas

Andrew Fastow, former chief financial officer (CFO) of Enron Corp., a now-defunct energy trading company swept up in a massive fraud scandal in the early 2000s, warned a room full of directors and officers (D&O) underwriters that some companies today …

Hackers Charged in Huge Cyberfraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Financial, Media Companies

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against three men accused of running a sprawling computer hacking and fraud scheme that included a huge attack against JPMorgan Chase & Co and generated hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal profit. …

Pennsylvania Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading Linked to Nationwide Merger

A former partner at a Philadelphia law firm has been charged with insider trading linked to a client’s merger with another insurance firm. Federal prosecutors have charged Herbert Sudfeld with making $75,000 by purchasing stock in Harleysville Insurance the day …

Investors Face More Restrictions on Securities Class Action Cases

The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud, a decision that could curb the number of multimillion-dollar legal settlements companies pay out each year. But the unanimous ruling was …

Ex-Home Solutions Exec Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud

A former executive of a business that specialized in disaster recovery has pleaded not guilty to securities fraud in Texas. Federal prosecutors in Dallas say Brian Marshall of Tampa, Fla., appeared Tuesday before a magistrate and was freed on bond. …

Securities Fraud Settlements Dropped in 2011: Study

Angry investors are seeing far fewer financial benefits from lawsuits accusing corporate America of securities fraud, but may be on the cusp of a turnaround. The number and size of securities fraud settlements that won final U.S. court approval fell …