US Hedge Fund Wins Control of Telecom Italia Board

The activist hedge fund Elliott Management claimed victory in a shareholder battle for control of the Telecom Italia board, narrowly winning a vote Friday to install a cadre of well-known Italian businessmen as a majority over those loyal to the controlling stakeholder, French entertainment group Vivendi.

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Court Rules Investors Can’t Claim Post-Bailout Mortgage Profits

In a ruling Thursday, the Seventh Circuit upheld the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s authority to divert Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s future profits to the U.S. Treasury Department as a condition of their $188 billion bailout during the 2008 financial crisis.

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Tesla, Elon Musk Cannot Dismiss Shareholder Claims Over SolarCity Acquisition

The Delaware Chancery Court refused to dismiss shareholder claims stemming from Tesla’s controversial acquisition of SolarCity, finding it conceivable that CEO Elon Musk, a controlling stockholder of both companies, unduly influenced the board’s decision.

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