Today, short-selling hedge fund Rocker Partners paid Overstock.com $5-million to settle the lawsuit filed against them in August of 2005. Rocker Partners also entirely dropped its own countersuit. This is a major victory for all public companies targeted by bear raiding hedge funds.
This is Part 3 of an ongoing series. Read Part 1 Read Part 2 A few years ago,…
The ever cuddly Carol Remond (“I’m going to shred this guy to bits,” she said of Deep Capture reporter Patrick Byrne) has published yet another defense of criminal naked short sellers. In a recent column for Dow Jones Newswires, Carol writes that the SEC should think twice about cracking down on the criminals because some of the people (she names four) who have complained about illegal naked short selling have run into legal problems of their own.
Naked short selling and phantom stock causes the SEC to declare emergency; Joe Nocera and affiliated journalists continue to deny there is a problem.