Legal & Regulatory

Deutsche Bank Settles With Investors Over ‘Silver Fix’ Lawsuit Under Conditional Monetary Penalty

Deutsche Bank has primarily agreed settling lawsuit centering ‘Silver Fix’ scam on Wednesday. Under the agreement, the German bank will have to count monetary penalty while helping the plaintiff investors in suits with other banks. Both the agreed parties have declined to elaborate terms and conditions for this accord.

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Medical Marijuana Passes Pennsylvania Bill, Ohio Might Be Next

Medical marijuana will be legalized after Gov. Wolf signs the bill on Sunday after the 149-46 vote in favor of marijuana legalization. However, it will take about two years before sufferers of acute ailment can get advantage of the benefits because of the several processes including regulatory and growing process.

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Largest US Coal Miner Peabody Finally Files For Bankruptcy Ending Prolonged Speculations

The largest coal miner in the US has sought protection under bankruptcy law on Wednesday ending speculations over its future. The filing has been acknowledged as the largest bankruptcy case by liabilities during this year. With this filing, a century old publicly traded company is going to shutting down its operations in the US.

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U.S. Congress Delayed Work on Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill, Blaming Obama Administration

The U.S. Congress has delayed work on Puerto Rico debt bill. Originally, the bill was scheduled to be the subject of hearing on Wednesday before receiving final amendments on Thursday. After that, it will be sent for debate on the House.

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SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Fired ConvergEx Executive Basilly Years After His Dismissal

SEC has filed a lawsuit against former ConvergEx exec Basilly on Tuesday on the allegation of defrauding traders. Prior to that, ConvergEx has admitted wrongdoing through its several units and counted penalty of $150 million to the regulators. However, his lawyer claims innocence rejecting all allegations and cites that Bassily has acted as per ConvergEx approved business model.

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Alibaba, Baidu, and 23 Other Chinese Tech Companies Pledged to Help Government Fight Online Terrorism

As a response to China’s new anti-terror law, 25 tech companies in the country have signed a pledge to help the government combat online terror activities. Under the law, tech companies are required to decrypt information for Beijing and provide assistance to keep the internet from terror-related contents.

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Five Large US Banks Do Not Have Sufficient Plan for Crisis Due to Lack of Information

GAO suggested financial regulators to disclose more information on their crisis policy framework. While five large banks do not have enough plan to manage operation during crisis.

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EU Privacy Authorities Assessing The Privacy Shield Likely to Ask For Another Review to be Conducted in 2018

European privacy watchdogs is now assessing the Privacy Shield framework that would regulate the EU-U.S. relations in privacy protection. It’s likely that the EU watchdogs will ask for another review to be conducted in 2018, when a new a new EU data protection law comes into force.

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Goldman Sachs to Pay $5 Billion Settlement Over Troubled Mortgage-Backed Securities

The lender must pay settlement for its misconduct in selling securities backed by troubled mortgage in 2008. The agreement reached Monday.

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California Judge Agreed Charter's Acquisition of Time Warner Cable With Conditions

The decision was announced on Tuesday. California administrative law judge recommended to approve acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Charter Communications with significant conditions.

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Uber Received Hundreds of Data Request on Its Riders and Users From US Law Enforcements and Regulators

Uber revealed that it has received too much data request from US law enforcement agencies and regulators. The company has provided information on its riders and drivers for most requests after reviewing its legal framework.

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Democrats As Well As Republicans Urges The Texas Attorney General To Step Down

Ken Paxton, the Texan attorney general has been sued on Monday by the US regulators on accusation of playing role in a stock scam. In addition to the civil lawsuit, Paxton has also been sued with criminal charges for defrauding investors. The Texan Democrats as well as Republicans have called for his resignation.

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Microsoft Became The First Major U.S. Tech Company to Endorse Privacy Protection Pact With the EU

Microsoft has became the first major U.S. tech company to endorse the Privacy Shield agreement between EU and the U.S. The company agreed to discuss the framework of data protection further with the EU officials soon.

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General Motors Wins Fourth Bellwether Lawsuit, Two More Awaits For Disposal

GM has been sued with more than 400 lawsuits over defective ignition switches, of which six have been chosen as bellwether cases. Just after settling the Yingling case last week, the automobile maker has own verdict of another suit in its Favor on Friday. The remaining two damage claims for casualties are expected to get ended by this year.

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Puerto Rico Central Bank Governor Restricts Withdrawal To Avert Default in $423M Debt Repayment

Alejandro Garcia Padilla, governor of the Puerto Rica’s central bank, Government Central Bank, has announced an executive order on Saturday. The order restricts withdrawal of funds except for the emergency services in a bid to avoid default in $423 debt repayment scheduled on May 1. Analysts have already warned that failure in debt repayment will definitely attract a default status for GDB.

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