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Another Options Backdating Defeat

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Peter J. Henning, a professor at Wayne State Law School, writes as a guest blogger for the Deal Professor. Mr. Henning specializes in issues related to white-collar crime and follows them for DealBook’s White Collar Watch. Update | Dec. 15, 1:37 p.m. Citing prosecutorial misconduct, a federal judge dismissed fraud charges against a founder of Broadcom and its former chief financial officer. The revelation back in 2006 that a number of companies had backdated their stock option grants set off a number of internal inquiries and a slew of investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission . What was once viewed as the ...
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Option Backdating And Springloading Under Recent Delaware Case Law ...
While the backdating and springloading (i.e., dating forward) of stock options has attracted the attention of securities regulators, the manipulating of option grant dates for personal gain or to enhance another employee's compensation has significant ramifications under state corporation law. A company grants options based on plans approved by the shareholders, and these plans contain specific limitations on how to authorize the issuance of options and at what price to issue individual awards. Although backdating executives attempt to establish an "as of" date for awards made by written consent of the directors, ... market research, surveys and trends
Taking the Lead HR must play an increasingly sign...
HR must play an increasingly significant role in guiding a company toward ethical behavior and conduct, say practitioners and experts. Understanding that role, and why things go wrong, is crucial. By Richard F. Stolz Is there any ethical breach within an organization that cannot, ultimately, be laid at the feet of HR? Even when it involves the CEO? Probably not. At least in a broad, if not strictly legal, sense. Looked at another way, HR "is chartered with the responsibility of developing a performance-based culture," according to J. Randall (Randy) MacDonald, senior vice president of human resources for Armonk, ... market research, surveys and trends


Another Options Backdating Defeat - DealBook Blog -
The government’s pursuit of corporate executives for their involvement in options backdating was dealt another blow when Judge Jean C. Hamilton dismissed the Securities and Exchange Commission ’s fraud case against Michael F. Shanahan Jr. on Friday in Federal District Court in St. Louis. Mr. Shanahan was a former director of Engineered Support Systems Inc. and sat on the company’s compensation committee. The S.E.C. accused him of approving the backdating of options that generated personal profits of about $100,000. Peter J. Henning, writing for DealBook’s White Collar Watch, is a commentator on white-collar crime and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Criminal Implications Of Backdating Stock Options
a Partner in Jones Day's San Francisco office, is a trial lawyer who practices corporate criminal defense and complex civil litigation. Rene Beltranena Bea is a trial Associate in Jones Day's New York office. This article is excerpted from a Jones Day Commentary, which is available on request from the authors. More than one hundred companies have been implicated in the recent federal inquiry into stock options backdating. 1 In July and August 2006, criminal charges were filed against executives from Comverse Technology, Inc. and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. 2 With more criminal charges in the pipeline, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
South Africa: Mittal and Kumba in 'Steel Wars' Talks Truce
Johannesburg — STATE intervention in the dispute between ArcelorMittal SA and Kumba Iron Ore over an interim pricing agreement had brought a speedy resolution to talks that had deadlocked, Kumba CEO Chris Griffith said yesterday. The agreement heads off Mittal's threat to close its Saldanha steel plant, shed up to 4000 jobs and curtail exports and domestic production, which would have led to higher local steel prices, and curbed economic growth. Kumba and Mittal agreed to an interim supply and pricing agreement yesterday, after at least five months of intense negotiating had left the parties at loggerheads. Trade and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Piedritas, Coahuila
Yesterday I took a quick trip to Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico to see my friend Oscar Cabello. I’ve invested a meager amount into his effort at restoring a farming and ranching community with tremendous potential but in a horribly run down and sad state. The task is beyond either of our means now that we no longer smuggle dope for money, but it’s a task we both feel compelled to tackle. With the constant news of border violence, I have to overcome a touch of fear each time I make this trip, but surprisingly, the Mexican people I have encountered seem almost to fall over themselves treating me well when I arrive. Even Mexican ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Recent developments in shareholder derivative suits
Stock options backdating occurs when a company grants stock at a date in the ... Another 17 have proposed or tentative settlements.4 As is the case in many ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Initial Decision: Comverse Technology, Inc.
Jul 22, 2010 ... factual dispute between the parties will not defeat a motion for summary disposition .... After Comverse failed to file another report—its ... March 2006 when allegations arose of stock-option backdating by the company. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
JURIST - Paper Chase: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
[BBC profile] could be deported to Jordan despite fears he might be tortured upon his arrival. Qatada, accused of being one of Osama bin Laden's chief associates in Europe, faces terrorism charges in Jordan, which his lawyers say are based on evidence obtained through torture. British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith [official website] said that she would try to deport Qatada [statement] as soon as possible. Amnesty International [advocacy website] questioned [press release] the government's reliance on "diplomatic assurances" that deportation would not lead to human rights violations. Qatada's lawyers plan ...
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When i bought my car I did not get insurance as I dont have a license and have not been driving it. Problem is someone has made a claim against my car through their car insurance. The police has not been involved so i have a strong case but i do not have any car insurance. Anyone know where i could get insurance backdated to 2 months ago or any advice on what I could do? Thanks. IF the car has not been driven, how can they make a claim. On the other hand if YOU drove it or let someone drive it. Then you are screwed There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or ...
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Edward IV died in 1485. His son, Edward V, was only twelve years old, so Edward IV had designated his brother Richard as Protector. Richard had Edward's two sons taken to the Tower of London, where they vanished, so Richard was proclaimed king as Richard III. It is not known what actually happened to the boys, but most likely they were killed. The mystery remains as to who killed them, and if it was done on Richard's orders. Richard had many enemies, and on 7 August, Henry Tudor landed near Milford Haven with about 2,000 French mercenaries and a handful of Lancastrian lords and knights. He gathered reinforcements as he ...