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Gupta lawyer reflects on negotiation strategy in high-profile case
Gary Naftalis said in hindsight he would not have shared certain information with prosecutors before they ultimately brought insider trading charges against his client.

More asset freezes likely in insider-trading probes – Khuzami
The SEC’s former director of enforcement said that he expected the agency to file more lawsuits like one the it brought last month against unknown traders in the options of H.J. Heinz.

Lawyer-doctor helps strike down Idaho abortion ban
When a federal judge struck down an Idaho law outlawing most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Richard Hearn scored a double victory.

GM creditors appeal $1.5 bln fight with JPM, lenders
The group continued a three-year fight over whether lenders should have to pay for accidentally filing a document that may have terminated their lien on GM’s assets.

Two admit guilt in California bid-rigging sweep
Peter McDonough and Michael Renquist were accused of conspiring with others to designate a winning bidder in auctions of foreclosed property.

Four appellate justices among seven candidates for Court of Appeals seat
The nominations for New York’s high court include four Appellate Division justices.

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