Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP bested Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel PLLC in the arbitration between Starbucks Corp. and Mondelez International Inc. that resulted in a $2.79 billion victory for Mondelez.
Fabrice Tourre previewed his defense against civil fraud claims over a failed $1 billion investment, telling jurors about his former life as a 28-year-old Goldman Sachs Group Inc. vice president, working until midnight, six days a week on a vast trading floor, supervising no one.
Fabrice Tourre, the ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. vice president found liable for his role in a failed $1 billion investment, asked for a reversal of the verdict and a new trial of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission case.
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.
Love notes, a French song parody and a winking emoticon were used by a government lawyer trying to show that Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. vice president facing civil fraud claims over a failed $1 billion investment, lied to participants in the deal.
While Fabrice Tourre may have found himself fabulous when devising intricate transactions and presuming he survived their collapses, the e-mail trail he left behind was a less-than-marvelous repetition of history.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has signaled it will fight a U.S. lawsuit over subprime mortgage instruments the same way Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit and UBS AG have challenged similar claims -- by invoking the concept of caveat emptor: Latin for buyer beware.