A congressional committee has announced reviving testing of Apple and FBI on Tuesday. Apple’s general counsel and an FBI official will testify on behalf of respective sides. Lawmakers consider the debate centering public interest as important and summoned the disagreed parties to testify before the lawmakers.
A regulatory filing by Yahoo Inc. on Thursday suggests that the tech giant has changed its employee severance plan. The new plan confirms severance payments even after acquisition of the tech giant. Analysts consider the filing as its preparation for selling entire or at least part of its core business.
Microsoft has sued the US Department of Justice on Thursday for alleged secret intervention of the government agencies to individual’s information. Through searching secretly, the US government is violating the Fourth as well as First Amendment, alleges the lawsuit. Microsoft believes, this practice has gone too far and hence seeks court intervention to address the situation.
A US appeal court has verdict on Wednesday upholding previous ruling by the District Judge regarding lifting injunction for Argentina in entering global capital market. The ruling allows the South American nation to enter the capital market just after 15 years. It appears as a great success for the incumbent Argentine President who has come to power with promise to settle the default debt status.
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.
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.
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.
Three Volkswagen dealerships operating in Illinois and Florida has sued the German automaker for being deceived through the diesel-gate scam. The dealerships also accuse VW for illegally favoring some dealers and forcing retailers into financing arrangements with a company-lending affiliate. The plaintiffs have sought class status for the suit and appropriate compensation from the accused.
Knesset has passed a bill that fixes maximum ceiling of executives in the financial institutions with no opposition. The bill turned law aims to reduce wage gap. However, a similar attempt in the US has backfired since the revised law allows exemptions for extraordinary performances.