SAC Capital Advisors LP will have to wait to learn if its $602 million insider trading settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission can go forward, after a Manhattan judge raised questions over a provision that allows the hedge fund to avoid admitting it did anything wrong.
SAC Capital Advisors LP may have an easier time completing a $602 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission than Citigroup Inc. did in 2011, in part because it faces a different judge, according to securities lawyers.
SAC Capital Advisors LP’s record $602 million insider trading settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was approved by a federal judge, who conditioned his ruling on a future appeals court decision in an SEC settlement with Citigroup Inc.
Mark Kurland, a co-founder of New Castle Funds LLC, was ordered to serve 27 months in prison after pleading guilty in the Galleon Group LLC insider-trading case, becoming the first defendant in the scheme to be sentenced.
MF Global Holdings Ltd.’s independent directors won dismissal of nine claims, including fraud and violations of New York business law, in a lawsuit brought by a customer of the defunct brokerage company.
Amazon.com Inc., the world’s biggest online retailer, and discount Internet seller Overstock.com Inc. lost a challenge to New York’s Internet sales tax law as the state’s highest court rejected their arguments that it was unconstitutional.