Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:48 PM PT
By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     
     (CN) - Shareholders cannot sue the Vanguard Group for allegedly investing in illegal internet gambling companies via two of its international equity funds. 

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     (CN) - A Canadian who manipulated the prices of four U.S. stocks from his foreign accounts is liable for securities fraud under U.S. law, the 3rd Circuit ruled. 

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     (CN) - A federal judge properly refused to enjoin arbitration over Abu Dhabi's $7.5 billion loss during the 2008 financial crisis, despite Citigroup's claims of redundancy, the 2nd Circuit ruled. 

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     (CN) - Though it never disclosed its substantial exposure to the subprime housing market ahead of that bubble's burst in 2008, Morgan Stanley is not liable, the 2nd Circuit ruled. 

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     (CN) - Merion Capital LP is not required to trace more tha 7.6 million shares before having them appraised, a Delaware Chancery Court ruled. 

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     
     (CN) - Ancestry.com cannot block a hedge fund from seeking an appraisal of more than a million Ancestry shares it purchased shortly before the genealogy website went private. 

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     (CN) - Family Dollar shareholders cannot block a shareholder vote on a proposed merger with Dollar Tree, though they allege Dollar General might give them a better deal. 

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     (CN) - A $1.7 billion merger between The Pantry Inc. and Couche-Tard undervalues stocks and is locked-up by unfair deal protection devices, shareholders say in Delaware Chancery Court.

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     
     (CN) - InvenSense Inc. officers and directors misled investors about its relationship with Apple Inc., causing stocks to artificially inflate and then plummet, shareholders claim in a derivative action.

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Two Southern California men, both in their 70s, pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme that cost investors more than $100 million, federal prosecutors said.

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     (CN) - Pingtan Marine Enterprises participated in undisclosed transactions that resulted in false and misleading financial statements that artificially inflated the price of stocks, shareholders say in a federal class action.

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     (CN) - Archon Corp. miscalculated dividends and owes millions dating back to 2007, shareholders claim in a class action.

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     (CN) - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. touted a drug before it obtained Food ane Drug Administration approval, resulting in investor losses, shareholders claim in a federal class action.

By JUNE WILLIAMS 

     SEATTLE (CN) - PIMCO's "shocking payments" of more than $1.5 billion in executive bonuses for an underperforming mutual fund violate securities laws and should be clawed back, a shareholder claims in court.

By KEVIN KOENINGER 

     CLEVELAND (CN) - The Steris' Corporation's plan to buy a Swindon, England based sterilization services provider for $1.9 billion will expose its shareholders to massive capital gains tax losses, a lawsuit filed by a pension fund claims.

By PHLIIP A. JANQUART 

     (CN) - Sanofi S.A. paid tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks to sell the company's drugs and fired a whistleblower for reporting it, shareholders say in a federal complaint.

By NICKEESHA SWABY 

     (CN) - American Realty Capital Properties relied on a false registration statement related to the acquisition of Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. causing its post-merger share price to plummet when the news was revealed, claims a shareholder in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

By DAVID LEE 

     FORT WORTH (CN) - Life settlement provider Life Partners Holdings has filed for bankruptcy protection as it appeals the SEC's $46 million judgment against it.

By MOLLY WILLMS 

     MADISON (CN) - A rural Wisconsin insurance broker has been operating a multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme since 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission says in a new federal complaint. 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - A former executive who blew the whistle on Countrywide Financial is in line to get $57 million for helping Uncle Sam collect a record $16.6 billion penalty for Countrywide's role in the financial crisis.

      (CN) - Bernard Madoff's long time assistant was sentenced to six years in prison today for her role in the Ponzi scheme that cost investors as much as $20 billion.

     (CN) - A federal judge on Monday sentenced Bernard Madoff's former director of operations to 10 years in prison and order him to forfeit $155 billion for his role in the multi-billion fraud scheme.

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     
     (CN) - A Senate subcommittee heard testimony on the alleged vulnerability of Federal Reserve regulators to adopting the viewpoints of the bankers they regulate, and imposing "bland" discipline for infractions.

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     (CN) - Investors are recoiling from a proposed plan to collect their individual account data on a regular basis to help prevent "misconduct" in the securities industry. 

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     (CN) - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has proposed a rule that would require firms to disclose buy and sell prices when transactions involve the same security on the same day.