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.
December 8, 2009
I recently lectured business students at the University of Texas, on the topic of abuse of social media…
February 16, 2009
Among the disturbing facts contained in the recently unsealed documents obtained via discovery in the Fairfax Financial (NYSE:FFH)…
December 24, 2008
In the adult novelty & video arcade shop that is our New York financial establishment, one of the…
October 10, 2008
In an earlier item, I noted that perhaps one of the strangest things I’ve experienced as a reporter is having Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) spokesman Stuart Z. Goldstein ignore my request for comment for several days, only to receive an answer not from Goldstein, but from then-New York Post business writer Roddy Boyd.
July 29, 2008
Naked short selling and phantom stock causes the SEC to declare emergency; Joe Nocera and affiliated journalists continue to deny there is a problem.
July 15, 2008