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September 14, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Fiber optic network operator Global Crossing Ltd., which exited bankruptcy protection in December, will restate its 2003 results, reversing an earlier decision that accounting mistakes could be fixed by taking a charge. Global Crossing will increase 2003 costs related to the use of other carriers' networks by $67 million, the company said. The restatement will increase Global Crossing's 2003 net loss before gains between Jan. 1 and Dec. 9 to $295 million from $230 million, the company said.
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July 21, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The U.S. Labor Department approved a $79-million settlement of a lawsuit brought by employees of Global Crossing Ltd. against former company executives including ex-Chairman Gary Winnick over management of its retirement plan. The proposed class-action settlement needs court approval, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2004 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Global Crossing Ltd. founder Gary Winnick averted a $116-million verdict by settling a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by a former business partner moments before that decision would have become official, according to jurors in the four-week civil trial held in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
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July 3, 2004 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Global Crossing Ltd. founder Gary Winnick on Friday settled a lawsuit brought by ex-partner Douglas Shooker, who claimed Winnick owed him up to $1.1 billion under an oral agreement granting him a 15% slice of venture capital profits. Terms were not disclosed. The settlement brought an abrupt end to deliberations by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury, which met for a fifth day Friday without reaching a verdict. "I'm glad this is over.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Gary Winnick, the founder and former chairman of Global Crossing Ltd., must defend against claims that he and 22 former executives fraudulently misrepresented the fiber-optic company's finances, a federal judge ruled. A group of banks led by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. sued Winnick in October for $1.7 billion, claiming he and the other ex-executives engaged in a "massive scam" to conceal Global Crossing's decline so it could borrow $2.25 billion two months before its collapse in 2002. U.S.
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June 22, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Global Crossing Ltd. said an investigation by Deloitte & Touche found management wasn't aware of faulty accounting related to its 2003 results. The report found no "management integrity issues," Global Crossing said. Bermuda-based Global Crossing hired Deloitte to begin a probe after announcing in April that it underestimated some liabilities.
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May 4, 2004 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
Global Crossing Ltd., the fiber-optic network that listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market less than four months ago, said Monday that it might be delisted because of an accounting review. The company last week announced that it would restate last year's results and review its 2002 results. The company emerged from two years of bankruptcy protection less than six months ago. Global Crossing shares rose 15 cents to $7.30 on Nasdaq.
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