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  • July 19, 2024

    SEC Wins $1.1M Penalty Against Crypto CEO

    A New York federal judge ordered the CEO of bitcoin mining firm MGT Capital Investments Inc. to pay a $1.1 million civil penalty for making misstatements in contribution to an alleged pump-and-dump scheme, even though the defendant had argued the impact of his statements on investors was negligible.

  • July 19, 2024

    SolarWinds' Ruling 'No Comfort' For Cybersecurity Leaders

    Although a federal district court has struck down significant portions of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's data breach case against software developer SolarWinds Corp., attorneys say what remains of the lawsuit gives "no comfort" to chief information security officers hoping to avoid similar suits over statements about their company's cybersecurity practices.

  • July 19, 2024

    Capital One Critics Lobby To Block 'No Good' Discover Deal

    Critics of Capital One's planned $35 billion purchase of Discover Financial Services urged federal regulators on Friday to withhold approval for the tie-up, rejecting a landmark community benefits pledge for the merger as a fig leaf for what they said is really a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad" megadeal.

  • July 19, 2024

    Heartland Investor Looks To Block $2B UMB Bank Takeover

    A Heartland Financial USA investor sued the lender and several members of its top brass, along with UMB Financial Corp., in Colorado state court seeking to block UMB's $2 billion acquisition of Heartland, arguing that the deal undervalues Heartland by roughly $1.5 billion.

  • July 19, 2024

    Berkshire Bank Says It's Not At Fault For $90M Ponzi Scheme

    Berkshire Bank asked a New York federal judge to toss a proposed class action seeking to hold it liable for providing financial services to a bankrupt local business person whom the investor accused of operating a $90 million Ponzi scheme, saying the investor does not show Berkshire did anything more than provide routine banking services.

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