Ever Given Operator Questions $916M Claim Over Grounding
Martin Croucher, 15 April 2021
The operator of a giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for a week after running aground last month has said that the Egyptian authorities “lack any detailed justification” for demanding almost $1 billion in compensation.
Evergreen Line, the Taiwan-based operator which chartered the Ever Given that blocked traffic in the Suez Canal when it became wedged across the busy sea lane on March 23, said on Wednesday that it is investigating the scope of an Egyptian court order for the vessel to be seized by authorities in Cairo. Ever Given caused a logjam of approximately 200 ships in the canal Continue reading “Article: Ever Given Operator Questions $916M Claim Over Grounding”
Burford Loses Bid For LSE Trader Info In Short-Selling Attack
Richard Crump, Ed Harris
Law360, 15 May 2020
Burford Capital has failed to win a court order to force the London Stock Exchange to hand over the names of traders that dealt in its shares. (iStock)
Judge Andrew Baker has refused to grant an application by Burford Capital Ltd. for a court order to force the exchange to hand over the names of traders that bought and sold the funder’s shares on Aug. 6 and 7, 2019.
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Burford Capital loses fight to force London Stock Exchange to hand over confidential trading data
Global Legal Post, 15 May 2020
Litigation funder Burford Capital has conceded defeat in an unprecedented battle with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) after the High Court rejected its application for the LSE to hand over confidential trading information.
Burford was seeking the identities of market participants trading in its shares in a bid to prove that its share price had been illegally manipulated during a sell-off that occurred after a heavily critical research report by hedge fund Muddy Waters last August.
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Brent Baker is a shareholder and member of Parsons’ litigation, securities and regulatory enforcement departments. His practice concentrates on SEC enforcement and regulatory defense, private securities litigation and government/independent investigations. He regularly advises registered entities regarding general compliance issues and is often engaged to advise clients on investment and financial services matters, and to counsel clients during regulatory examinations, on issues ranging from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, anti-money laundering (AML) matters and proactive compliance and remediation advice.
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Looting the Pension Funds
All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers
Rolling Stone, 10 October 2013
Raimondo’s strategy for saving money involved handing more than $1 billion – 14 percent of the state fund – to hedge funds, including a trio of well-known New York-based funds: Dan Loeb’s Third Point Capital was given $66 million, Ken Garschina’s Mason Capital got $64 million and $70 million went to Paul Singer’s Elliott Management.
The state’s workers, in other words, were being forced to subsidize their own political disenfranchisement, coughing up at least $200 million to members of a group that had supported anti-labor laws.
This is the third act in an improbable triple-fucking of ordinary people that Wall Street is seeking to pull off as a shocker epilogue to the crisis era.
Baker reported that, had public pension funds not been invested in the stock market and exposed to mortgage-backed securities, there would be no shortfall at all.
It’s a scam of almost unmatchable balls and cruelty, accomplished with the aid of some singularly spineless politicians. And it hasn’t happened overnight. This has been in the works for decades, and the fighting has been dirty all the way.
Union leaders all over the country have started to figure out the perils of hiring a bunch of overpriced Wall Street wizards to manage the public’s money.
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