The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s David Meister, the enforcement chief who pursued investigations of MF Global Holdings Ltd. and interest-rate manipulations, plans to step down this month.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider whether companies and employees must pay Social Security taxes on severance compensation, accepting a case that may force the Treasury to give billions of dollars in refunds.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP represented Lenovo Group Ltd. in its purchase of Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility phone unit for $2.91 billion. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP advised Google on the deal.
Royal Bank of Canada was sued by U.S. regulators over claims that the Toronto-based lender engaged in illegal futures trades worth hundreds of millions of dollars to garner tax benefits tied to equities.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro, who took the agency’s helm in 2009 as it reeled from public rebukes for failing to rein in Wall Street abuses, is leaving the agency next month.
Facebook and Twitter users who threaten violence online will face criminal charges in Britain, while people posting “grossly offensive” comments may avoid punishment by hitting the delete button, prosecutors said.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which is investigating what happened to about $600 million in client money missing from failed brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd., takes laws requiring the segregation of customer accounts “very seriously,” the agency’s top enforcement official said.