In the News Today - October 31, 2013

October 31, 2013

The National Geographic Society is reportedly under investigation for possible FCPA violations in Egypt surrounding its dealings with an Egyptian archaeologist who served as a gatekeeper to the country’s antiquities. Main Justice

A judge has tentatively approved a $500 million settlement between Countrywide and some of its investors, despite objections from nearly 40 groups that opposed the deal. National Law Journal ($)

Lawyers for Steven Donzinger are asking a judge to strike testimony from an Ecuadorian judge who claimed he was paid to ghostwrite rulings in a case that resulted in a $19 billion verdict against Chevron. WSJ Law Blog