A division bench comprising Justices Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Sunil Thomas said the court is taking a lenient view even though a more responsible behaviour is expected from Joseph, being a politician, lawyer, and a cabinet minister so as to maintain a balance. The court further said it expects Joseph to refrain such contemptuous behaviour in the future. … [Read more...] about Kerala HC closes Contempt Proceedings against Minister KC Joseph accepting unconditional apology
Post closing trial balance
Another advantage of her practice is that it gives her “a lot of freedom lifestyle-wise,” Ricker says. It’s easy to arrange her schedule so that she can run an errand or ride her horse during the day, yet still be available to the one or two clients who may need to be in touch with her. And a lot of her practice involves research and writing, which can just as easily be done at night, if she prefers. … [Read more...] about Case Closed. Now What?
“Note that the cases the government references generally say it is not an ‘abuse of discretion’ for a judge to permit such evidence to be introduced. This is where they think the judge is wrong in ruling that the evidence they want to use is essentially more prejudicial than probative — the heart of rule 403 of the federal rules of evidence. The judge is wrong to keep such evidence out, and well within his discretion — so these cases say — to permit the government to introduce it. … [Read more...] about Paul Manafort trial blog: Judge says showing jury flashy suits could ‘besmirch the defendant’
“The government believes that the judge has improperly prohibited them from introducing certain evidence at trial, to demonstrate that Manafort intentionally filed false tax returns. Remember, that burden is on the government and it must show specific intent. That’s a high burden. So, the government did some research and is presenting the judge with a bunch of cases that say it would not be error for him to permit the photographs of Manafort’s luxury items and large expenditures to be put before the jury. … [Read more...] about Paul Manafort trial blog: Bookkeeper testifies on financial records
From the SEC's perspective, many of the largest and most active cross-market proprietary trading firms, which typically have no exchange floor presence at all and that account for a substantial amount of the activity in off-exchange markets, have avoided FINRA membership. As a result, these firms are not subject to oversight by FINRA and their off-exchange activities, including activities on exchanges of which they are not members, typically are not directly regulated by the exchanges of which they are members (those exchanges for the most part limit their oversight to activities on the exchange). Therefore, the SEC believes that amendment of Rule 15b9-1 is necessary "to better align the scope of its exemption, in light of today's market activity, with Section 15(b)(8) of the Exchange Act and the Commission's original purpose in adopting Rule 15b9-1, which was to accommodate broker-dealer activities ancillary to a floor-based business while preserving the traditional role of … [Read more...] about Proposed Amendments to SEC Rule 15b9-1 Would Require Most Proprietary Trading Broker-Dealers to Become FINRA Members