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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Judge OKs Hunton’s $34M Settlement With Stanford Investors​

A Texas federal judge has signed off on a $34 million settlement, including $8.5 million in attorneys’ fees, as part of a deal to settle allegations that Hunton & Williams LLP aided Robert Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme, saying that the amounts were reasonable.

Over the objections of three financial institutions involved in litigation surrounding the scheme, more than a dozen individual Stanford investors and Stanford himself, U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey on Monday determined that the $34 million was reasonable, given the potential…

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Receiver files additional Schedules of Payments to Be Made Pursuant to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Interim Distribution Plans

On March 22, 2018, the Receiver filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, the 17th Schedule of distribution payments under the 1st Interim Distribution Plan, the 8th Schedule of distribution payments under the 2nd Interim Distribution Plan, the 4th Schedule of distribution payments under the 3rd Interim Distribution Plan, and the 2nd Schedule of distribution payments under the 4th Interim Distribution Plan. These four Schedules will be followed by others, each of which will be submitted by the Receiver on a rolling basis. To view a copy of these four Schedules, please click here.

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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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