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Deepwater Horizon oil spill as seen by NASA's Terra Satellite

BP Managers Repeatedly Lied Before and After Gulf Catastrophe about Safety and Risk Control Programs, Retirement Funds Say; But, Meritorious Investor Lawsuits May be Axed

February 7, 2013 - The BP Macondo well catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico was caused “not as some have suggested by a coincidental alignment of disparate technical failures,” but by the “overarching failure of management,” concluded the National Commission on BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Internal e-mails to be filed as evidence in a civil trial later this month reportedly demonstrate that BP managers knowingly lied about the size of the oil leak to regulators, the public and, ultimately, investors.


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USA: History’s Largest Free Port for Financial Freebooters?

November 8, 2012 - The term “freebooter,” derived from the Dutch vrijbuiter, means one who openly steals property. Once freebooters sailed from free ports such as Port Royal, Jamaica, taking what they wished with little or no consequences because authorities granted them immunity.

Today, a federal appeals court may determine if the United States has become the largest such free port for swindlers in modern history. At issue is the Supreme Court’s controversial 2010 decision (Morrison v. National Australia Bank), that provides immunity from investor accountability to off-shore shysters preying on Americans as well as on-shore fraudsters plundering foreigners as long as the fraudulent transactions take place outside the USA or involve securities listed overseas.


JPMorgan Chase Building, Houston, TX

Chinese Corporate Frauds and US Banks’ Chinese Underwritings Dramatize the Folly of the Supreme Court’s Anti-American, Anti-Consumer Morrison Decision

May 11, 2012 - Will Goldman or JPMorgan sell questionable Chinese stocks to Americans? Our story questions how American investors can legally protect themselves from spurious Chinese stocks sold to them by American banks.


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SEC Disagrees with Supreme Court’s Anti-U.S. Investor Morrison Decision

May 11, 2012 - SEC disagrees with Supreme Court’s anti-U.S. Investor Morrison decision and favors clearly defined private right of action against foreign wrongdoers, rather than abolition of U.S. investors’ legal rights, SEC Staff Study asserts.


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Council of Institutional Investors Calls upon Congress to Override Anti-Investor Morrison Supreme Court Decision

March 1, 2012 --Inexplicably, the SEC is more than a month overdue in meeting its statutory responsibility to advise Congress whether or not to protect U.S. investors or leave in-place Morrison’s shield for foreign corporate wrongdoers against U.S. investor accountability.


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Are the Administration’s Regulators Acting in Judge Rakoff’s “Public Interest” or Wall Street’s?

Dec. 6, 2011 - In one of its filings prior to U.S. Judge Jed Rakoff’s celebrated November 28th refusal to rubber stamp an SEC-Citicorp deal allowing the bank – a “recidivist offender,” according to Rakoff -- to escape significant damages and an admission of wrongdoing for what could have been egregious, knowing fraud in Citi’s sale of bad mortgage-related assets to unwitting investors, the SEC incredibly asserted that “the public interest . . . is not part of [the] applicable standard of judicial review [of the proposed Citicorp settlement.]” To that, Manhattan federal Judge Rakoff simply responded: “This is erroneous.”