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Judge dismisses turnaround guru's racketeering case vs McKinsey

Aug 19 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. A federal judge dismissed claims on Monday by turnaround pioneer Jay Alix that McKinsey & Co violated racketeering laws when the consulting firm expanded into advising bankrupt U.S. companies.

Judge dismisses turnaround guru's racketeering case vs McKinsey

Aug 19 2019

WILMINGTON, Del, Aug 19 A federal judge dismissed claims on Monday by turnaround pioneer Jay Alix that McKinsey & Co violated racketeering laws when the consulting firm expanded into advising bankrupt U.S. companies.

Change in New York State law to usher in 'tidal wave' of child sex abuse lawsuits

Aug 01 2019

Thousands of child sexual abuse lawsuits are expected to flow into New York State courts in the coming weeks exposing decades-old misconduct at schools, hospitals, churches and youth clubs, according to lawyers for victims.

U.S. to ramp up rapid deportations with sweeping new rule

Jul 23 2019

(This July 22 story corrects end quote in paragraph four to "militia" from "army" and clarifies the history of ICE in paragraph 13) | Video

U.S. to expand rapid deportation nationwide with sweeping new rule

Jul 22 2019

July 22 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Monday it will order more speedy deportations of immigrants who crossed illegally and are caught anywhere in the United States, expanding a program typically applied only along the southern border with Mexico.

Judge rules against hedge funds that challenged 2016 Jarden deal

Jul 19 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. A Delaware judge ruled against hedge funds on Friday that tried to get more cash out of Newell Brands Inc's 2016 acquisition of consumer goods company Jarden Corp, the latest setback for a once-popular investment strategy known as appraisal.

Top Delaware defense lawyer switches sides, joins shareholder shop

Jul 17 2019

NEW YORK/WILMINGTON, Del., July 17 A top corporate lawyer in Delaware jumped ship on Wednesday to one of the country's most successful shareholder firms, a highly unusual move that signals confidence in the state's courts to hold corporate boards accountable to investors.

Second U.S. judge blocks Justice Department bid for new legal team in census cases

Jul 10 2019

A second U.S. judge has rejected a Department of Justice request to replace its legal team in cases on the 2020 census as the Trump administration tries to add a contentious citizenship question.

Retiring judge Strine calls on funds to protect U.S. workers

Jul 08 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. As chief justice of Delaware's Supreme Court, Leo Strine has decided disputes affecting powerful U.S. companies and investors, but his departing thoughts were reserved for some unheralded participants in corporate America: workers.

Delaware chief justice to retire, leaves mark on U.S. takeover law

Jul 08 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court Leo Strine will retire in the next few months, Governor John Carney announced on Monday, a leadership change in the court system that decides disputes for more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies.

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