Tom Hals

TC Energy, ex-Columbia Pipeline execs must face lawsuit over $10 billion deal

Mar 01 2021

WILMINGTON, Del. TC Energy Corp and two former Columbia Pipeline Group Inc executives must defend against a lawsuit claiming the companies' $10 billion merger in 2016 shortchanged Columbia investors, a Delaware judge ruled on Monday.

Judge strikes down Williams Cos 'poison pill' takeover defense

Feb 26 2021

WILMINGTON, Del A Delaware judge on Friday struck down Williams Cos' "poison pill" that the energy company adopted early last year as a defense against a possible takeover in the wake of a sharp drop in oil prices.

'Roaring Kitty,' MassMutual hit with lawsuit ahead of GameStop hearing

Feb 18 2021

The social media persona "Roaring Kitty", who became a key player in last month's frenzied rally in shares of GameStop Corp, is facing a lawsuit alleging he violated securities laws and caused "huge losses" for investors, just a day before he is set to testify before U.S. lawmakers.

GameStop bull 'Roaring Kitty,' MassMutual hit with securities lawsuit

Feb 17 2021

Feb 17 The social media persona "Roaring Kitty" at the center of last month's frenzied rally in shares of GameStop Corp violated securities laws and caused "huge losses" for investors, according to a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in Massachusetts.

Facebook may have vastly overpaid in data privacy settlement: court filing

Feb 10 2021

Facebook Inc may have paid $4.9 billion more than the maximum penalty it faced under a settlement agreement with regulators related to allegations it mishandled user privacy, according to a Wednesday court ruling.

Broker Robinhood sued over student trader's suicide

Feb 08 2021

The family of a 20-year-old stock trader who committed suicide sued the broker Robinhood for his death, citing its "misleading communications" that caused their son to panic over what he wrongly believed were huge market losses, according to a lawsuit.

Bayer reaches $2 billion deal over future Roundup cancer claims

Feb 03 2021

Bayer AG struck a $2 billion deal to resolve future legal claims that its widely used weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the German company said on Wednesday.

McDonald's can sue ousted CEO over alleged lies about affairs: judge

Feb 02 2021

A Delaware judge on Tuesday rejected former McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the fast-food chain seeking to recoup millions of dollars in severance pay because he allegedly covered up improper sexual relationships with employees.

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