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U.S. Supreme Court to Review Stock Drop Case

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by Nadine Gartner

The United States Supreme Court has granted certiori in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, No. 12-751.  The question before the court is whether plaintiffs must allege that the fiduciaries of a stock plan abused their discretion by remaining invested in employer stock to overcome the presumption that the decision to invest in employer stock was reasonable. Read more…

Public Corporations Use Foreign Tax Reserves to Manipulate Earnings

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Keith Dubanevich

A recent study demonstrates that a little-known accounting rule not only allows companies to set aside billions of dollars in overseas profits free of United States’ tax, but also helps public corporations manipulate their earnings.  Read more…

Business Groups Sue SEC Over Dodd-Frank Anti-Bribery Rule

Posted on: October 26th, 2012 by Nadine Gartner

A lawsuit filed by four business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Petroleum Institute, alleges that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) failed to adequately weigh the costs and benefits of a new rule requiring oil, mining, and gas companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments.  The lawsuit is the latest in a string of legal challenges against regulators still finalizing dozens of rules included in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall street reform law. Read more…

Report Says 20% of Companies Manage Earnings, Causing Misrepresentations of Prices Per Share

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012 by Keith Dubanevich

According to a survey conducted by a group of finance professors, at least 20% of companies manage earnings and use aggressive accounting methods.  The companies legally exploit accounting standards in order to “manage earnings to misrepresent [the company’s] economic performance,” according to the study’s authors, Ilia Dichev and Shiva Rajgopal of Emory University and John Graham of Duke University. Read more…

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