Year: 2007

Insider Trading or Hard Work: Trading Before News Corp’s Bid for Dow Jones

Suspicion abounds when trading picks up in advance of an announcement, particularly if it turns out to be a significant one.  Sometimes the market-monitoring computers of the regulators signal possible anomalies, triggering an initial inquiry into “suspicious” trading to determine

Light At the End of the Tunnel for Companies in the Options Scandal?

Last week the SEC brought a long awaited action based on its investigation into the backdating practices at Apple.  SEC v. Nancy R. Heinen and Fred D. Anderson, Case No. 07-2214-HRL (Lloyd) (N.D. Cal. filed April 24, 2007)  (see blog