In a series of ongoing posts, our blog has been discussing insider trading, a white collar crime that has the decidedly odd distinction of being both universally known and universally misunderstood. In recognition of this reality, we've spent some time providing some basic background information on this topic in order to answer questions and clarify misconceptions.
The Department of Justice has made headlines over the last few years for its dogged -- and perhaps somewhat unusual -- pursuit of Tennessee-based FedEx.
Last week, our blog started exploring some basic background information about insider trading, a widely reported white collar crime that is often not fully comprehensible to those outside of legal circles and the law enforcement community. In today's post, we'll continue our efforts to answer any lingering questions about this somewhat arcane topic.
A few weeks ago, our blog discussed how Phil Mickelson, one of golf's most recognizable names, was forced to cut a rather sizeable check to the Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations that he profited from, but did not actually commit, insider trading.
Though the general public's attitude about drugs continues to evolve, legislators are often slow to respond and reflect those changes in our laws. Here in Illinois, lawmakers have grudgingly extended our state's Medical Cannabis Pilot Program through the summer of 2020. The program had been due to expire next year.
At this time of the year, high school seniors across the state of Illinois and around the nation are busy preparing for their final exams and, more significantly, their walk across the stage to accept their diplomas. For the majority of these young people, the next stop on their academic journey will be the start of their freshman year at their college of choice.