District Court Denies Motions for Leave to Intervene

On May 7, 2018, the District Court denied twelve pending motions to intervene filed by Stanford Investors. The Court held that Movants failed to establish a right to intervene because (1) their interests are adequately represented by the Receiver, the Official Stanford Investors Committee, the court-appointed Examiner, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and (2) given the Receiver’s claims process, disposition of the action does not impair or impede Movants’ ability to protect their interests.

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District Court Approves Settlement with Hunton and Williams LLP

On March 26, 2018, the District Court approved a settlement agreement by and among the Receiver, the Official Stanford Investors Committee, and certain individual Investor Plaintiffs, and Hunton and Williams LLP. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, once the District Court’s order becomes final, the Receivership Estate will receive $34 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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Proskauer Rose Must Go to Trial on Stanford Receiver’s Claims

• Robert Allen Stanford was convicted in 2012 for running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme
• Suit alleged Proskauer, other lawyers were negligent and abetted Stanford’s fraud

Proskauer Rose LLP has to go to trial on the claims against it brought by the receiver in the Stanford Financial Ponzi scheme case, despite having appealed a prior order, a Texas federal judge ruled.

Proskauer’s appeal from the court’s order denying its motion for judgment on the pleadings is “frivolous and dilatory,” Judge David C. Godbey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas said April 23. A motion for judgment on the pleadings seeks a court ruling based on the papers filed, without going to trial…………..

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Stanford Ponzi Scheme Receiver, Ex-GC Reach Settlement

The receiver for victims of the Robert Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme has reached a confidential settlement in a clawback case against Stanford’s onetime general counsel, and both parties asked a Texas federal judge Friday to pause the suit to give the attorney time to comply with the agreement.

Receiver Ralph S. Janvey and Pablo Mauricio Alvarado, who served as Stanford’s GC from 1999 until 2009 and is now a partner at SMPS Legal, asked U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to stay the proceedings for 120…

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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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