Henry T Nicholas III, the billionaire co-founder of Broadcom, has been cleared of drugs charges by a federal judge.
The US government alleged that as CEO, Nicholas' life was a non-stop party of cocaine, ecstasy, meth, valium, marijuana and prostitutes, which he distributed among friends and business partners. Steve Jobs says he just wanted to feel appreciated when he asked Apple's board of directors for some additional stock options back in 2001 — but then things got all probey with US regulators.
Finding Orwell: I read with interest in the January 23, 2008 profile (here) of newly-appointed U. Attorney General Michael Mukasey that when he was a federal judge, Mukasey would require his new law clerks to read George Orwell’s essay, "Politics and the English Language." Orwell’s essay, which can be found here, is a declamation against the "vagueness and sheer incompetence" that Orwell believed to characterize contemporary prose, particularly political writing. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out. Never use the passive where you can use the active. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything barbaric. Orwell (then known by his given name, Eric Arthur Blair) as a young man served for several years in the Burma in the Imperial Police Force, from which he resigned to commence his writing career. S., has recognized 108 Haynes and Boone lawyers across more than 50 practice areas in the 2017 edition. Professional and Community Activities Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas U. District Court for the Northern District of Texas U. District Court for the Southern District of Texas U. District Court for the Western District of Texas For more than 24 years, Ron Breaux has focused his practice on complex commercial litigation, the defense of corporations and executives in federal investigations and trials, antitrust, internal corporate investigations and government investigations, and data breach matters. Breaux is a former co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and currently chairs the firm's Privacy and Data Breach group and serves on the Board of Directors of Haynes and Boone.It has been such a while since a new options backdating securities lawsuit has appeared that it was with some surprise I noted the new case that has been filed against Teletech Holdings and certain of its directors and officers.