Proskauer Looks to Ditch Still-Pending Stanford Ponzi Suit

Ahead of an upcoming Dallas trial, Proskauer’s defense team filed a notice on Thursday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as part of an effort to escape claims from an official committee of investors who lost money in R. Allen Stanford’s massive, long-running Ponzi scheme.

Defense lawyers for Proskauer Rose have lodged a late-stage request for a federal appeals court to shut down a case accusing the firm and a former partner of helping R. Allen Stanford to conceal his massive Ponzi scheme from regulators.

Ahead of an upcoming Dallas trial, Proskauer, through its defense team at Davis Polk & Wardwell, filed a notice on Thursday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as part of an effort to escape claims from an official committee of investors in Stanford Financial Group—a collection of companies that Allen Stanford used to perpetrate a years-long, $7 billion fraud that landed him in prison on a 110-year sentence…………..

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Stanford Workers Tell 5th Circ. Underwriters Were Let Off Easy

A group of 36 former employees of Stanford Group Cos. on Tuesday asked the Fifth Circuit to intervene in litigation over R. Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme, arguing a lower court wrongly allowed underwriters to walk away with $36 million of unpaid coverage without providing them any compensation or benefit.

The appeal comes after U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey approved a $65 million deal amid objections in May, resolving allegations that Lloyd’s of London and other underwriters should cover losses from the scheme, and…..

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Stanford Receiver Can’t Renew Fight Over $88M Clawback

A Texas federal judge on Thursday denied a request by the court-appointed receiver of Stanford International Bank to overturn a jury decision keeping $88 million in cash in the hands of a cable and truck-racing magnate, who received it shortly before Stanford’s Ponzi scheme-related collapse.

Judge David C. Godbey said he had already ruled that a reasonable jury could have found Colorado billionaire Gary Magness accepted money from Stanford in good faith, and rejected receiver Ralph Janvey’s arguments that he committed multiple legal errors over the…

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District Court Approves Settlement with Bowen Miclette & Britt, Inc. and Related Persons

On August 23, 2017, the District Court approved a settlement agreement by and among the Receiver, the Official Stanford Investors Committee, and certain individual Investor Plaintiffs, and Bowen Miclette & Britt, Inc. (and related persons) (“BMB”). Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, once the District Court’s order becomes final, the Receivership Estate will receive $12.85 million. The Receiver will file a motion with the District Court asking for permission to distribute the proceeds of the settlement after they are received, net of attorneys’ fees and expenses awarded by the Court, to Stanford Investors who have claims approved by the Receiver.

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Texas investors appeal recently dismissed $7.2 billion Stanford Ponzi case against Proskauer law firm

NEW ORLEANS – Texas investors who for years have accused Proskauer Rose LLP of nurturing the $7.2 billion Robert Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, appealed their case five days after it was dismissed by a federal judge who said the firm was entitled to attorney immunity.

Lead plaintiffs Sandra Dorrell and Philip Wilkinson filed their appeal Nov. 7 in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

The appeal followed quickly on the heels of the case’s dismissal the previous Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas, which rejected plaintiffs’ arguments that attorney immunity should not apply in their case against Proskauer Rose.

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