Articles by Jody Godoy

American Airlines Must Face Lawsuit Over ESG Retirement Investing

American Airlines must face a lawsuit claiming it failed to prudently oversee employee retirement funds because it used asset managers that pursued sustainable investment strategies, a federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas ruled. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor said pilot …

Judge Orders Elon Musk to Testify in SEC’s Twitter Probe

A federal judge ordered Elon Musk to testify again in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s probe of his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, giving the regulator and the billionaire a week to agree on a date and location for …

Elon Musk Asks Court to Reject SEC’s Bid to Make Him Testify in Twitter Probe

Elon Musk asked a federal judge on Nov. 2 not to force him to testify in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s probe into his $44 billion takeover of social media site Twitter. Musk filed the objections in San Francisco …

Ex-Crypto Mogul Sam Bankman-Fried Convicted of Multi-Billion Dollar FTX Fraud

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was found guilty Nov. 2 of stealing from customers of his now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange in one of the biggest financial frauds on record, a verdict that cemented the 31-year-old former billionaire’s fall from grace. A 12-member …

Bankman-Fried Acknowledges ‘Mistakes’ But Testifies He Did Not Defraud Anyone

Sam Bankman-Fried, testifying in his own defense at his fraud trial on Friday, acknowledged that a “lot of people got hurt” when the FTX cryptocurrency exchange he founded collapsed, but said he did not defraud anyone or take customer funds. …

Conservatives Challenging Nasdaq Board Diversity Rule Appeal to Full 5th Circuit

A conservative group that lost a challenge to Nasdaq’s board diversity disclosure rule appealed the decision on Wednesday, requesting a full court review and saying that the rule discriminates based on race and sex. The rule approved by the U.S. …

Appeals Court Upholds Nasdaq Board Diversity Rule

A U.S. appeals court upheld Nasdaq’s board diversity rule on Wednesday, requiring companies listed on the exchange to have women and minority directors on their boards or explain why they do not. In a lengthy opinion, the New Orleans-based 5th …

Bankman-Fried Was ‘Math Nerd’ Who Overlooked Risk Management

Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyer laid out his defense case at his fraud trial on Oct. 4, portraying the 31-former billionaire as a “math nerd” who overlooked risk management in building his FTX exchange, but did not steal customer money. Bankman-Fried has …

US Supreme Court Takes Up Case Over Corporate Trend Disclosures

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether shareholders can sue companies for fraud when they flout a rule requiring them to disclose trends expected to affect their bottom line in a case involving a suit by hedge …

Judge Rules Against Consumer-Watchdog Anti-Discrimination Effort

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) does not have broad authority to tackle discriminatory banking practices, handing a win to financial industry groups that sued the regulator. The American Bankers Association, the U.S. …