DLA Piper UK partners Debra Erni and Graham Tyler, who headed the asset finance practice, will join Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s transportation finance team in London at the beginning of May with three associates.
Chevron Corp. won a U.S. judge’s ruling that a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment issued in Ecuador was procured by fraud, making it less likely that plaintiffs will collect the $9.5 billion award.
The U.S. Supreme Court let aggrieved investors in R. Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme sue outside companies and law firms alleged to have played a role in the fraud, dealing a setback to the securities industry.
Mark Cuban has criticized the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since defeating its lawyers who brought him to trial on insider-trading charges. Today he surfaced at one of its conferences and turned up the heat via Twitter.
Four men charged with insider trading have lost their trial lawyers because of cuts to legal aid in the U.K., days before they were scheduled to enter pleas, according to four people with knowledge of the case.
Honeywell International Inc., whose political action committee donates more money than any other corporate PAC, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which spends more to lobby Congress than anyone else, saw long-sought legislation on asbestos claims advance in Congress today.