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Now that the cases are largely resolved, it may be time to calculate the final tally. Continue Reading The options backdating scandal may now be ancient history, but questions surrounding insurance coverage for the scandal’s consequences apparently continue to live on.

Jobs’ remuneration, as required by Apple’s procedures, were later falsified.

These are now among the pieces of evidence being weighed by the Securities and Exchange Commission as it decides whether to pursue a case against the company or any individuals over the affair, according to these people.

Continue Reading On January 27, 2010, NERA Economic Consulting released its updated annual review of Canadian securities class litigation entitled "Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2009 Update" (here). Continue Reading Over the years, legislative reforms of the U. securities laws have cycled back and forth, between initiatives, on the one hand, to discourage abusive litigation and, on the other hand, to restrain corporate misconduct.

The report presents an interesting study of the evolution of class action litigation in a jurisdiction outside the U. In the current Wall Street bailout, post-Madoff environment, sentiment may be running high for legislative reforms that could expand liabilities under …

News of the irregularities, which is expected to be revealed in a regulatory filing by Apple before the end of this week, will add to pressure that has been growing on one of Silicon Valley’s most highly-regarded companies since the middle of 2005.

Apple is among more than 160 companies that have owned up to stock option backdating — handing options to executives and other employees at exercise prices that were set in hindsight at favorable levels — a scandal which has led to the departure of a number of chief executives.

In other words, there seem to be an awful lot of people around Steve Jobs who have allegedly had problems linked to the backdating of stock options. Jobs is the prodigal son credited with saving Apple, which he co-founded in 1976 with Steve Wozniak, by turning a then-struggling Silicon Valley icon into a consumer-electronics powerhouse after his triumphant return in 1996.

The turnaround was masterful; in fact, it's now the subject of business-school case studies.

A very long ten years ago – before the financial crisis, before the Euro crisis, before the Brexit vote — there was the options backdating scandal.

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