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March 20, 2004 | Alex Pham and David Colker, Times Staff Writers
Gary Winnick and other former executives and directors of Global Crossing Ltd. agreed Friday to pay $324 million to settle lawsuits filed by investors and former employees who lost billions when the telecommunications firm fell into bankruptcy. Winnick will provide $55 million for the settlement himself. The Beverly Hills billionaire, who founded Global Crossing in 1997, briefly became the richest person in Los Angeles when his company stock boosted his net worth to $6 billion.
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BUSINESS
January 27, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Gary Winnick and other former executives of Global Crossing should be responsible for any damages that Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co. may be ordered to pay the telecommunications company's shareholders, the banks said in a lawsuit.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2003
COURTS J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and five other banks sued by shareholders of Global Crossing Ltd., owner of a worldwide fiber optic cable network, must defend themselves against a stock fraud suit, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Gerard E. Lynch refused the banks' request to dismiss all but four claims against them.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Global Crossing Ltd., whose bankruptcy filing two years ago cost investors $40 billion, plans to emerge from Chapter 11 protection as early as this week, people familiar with the matter said. Singapore Technologies Telemedia, which is controlled by Singapore's government, will own a 61.5% stake in the company after paying $250 million. Creditors will own the rest.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2003 | From Reuters
Telecommunications company Global Crossing Ltd. could emerge from bankruptcy protection as early as next week after regulators cleared the $250-million sale of a majority stake to Singapore Technologies Telemedia, people familiar with the deal said Thursday. STT's bid to buy a 61.5% stake in Global Crossing must close by Oct. 14, under an earlier agreement. "Both parties are working very hard to meet that deadline.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Singapore Technologies Telemedia's proposed acquisition of Global Crossing Ltd. is being formally opposed by the U.S. Defense Department because of national security concerns, according to federal officials. The Pentagon is concerned about foreign ownership of Global Crossing because it provides the U.S. with commercial and military Internet links. The objection was conveyed July 11 in a letter to the Treasury Department, an official familiar with the letter said.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Singapore Technologies Telemedia, a government-owned telecommunications company, said it planned to name former U.S. Defense Undersecretary Pete Aldridge to the board of Global Crossing Ltd., the troubled network operator it wants to buy. Aldridge, who retired from government work in May, would be appointed to Global Crossing's security committee, responsible for ensuring the integrity of the company's fiber optic network, a spokeswoman for ST Telemedia said.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2003 | From Reuters
The Pentagon plans to oppose an agreement by Singapore Technologies Telemedia to buy a majority stake in Global Crossing Ltd., an official familiar with the situation said Tuesday. Defense Department officials cited national security concerns in a memorandum to oppose the acquisition of the 61.5% stake by STT, which is owned by an arm of the Singapore government, said the official who asked not to be identified.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2003 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
Troubled telecommunications company Global Crossing Ltd. on Tuesday won its bid to continue exclusive talks to be bought by Singapore Technologies Telemedia. The decision, issued by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Gerber, represents a loss for XO Communications Inc. and other suitors who have been blocked by the court-mandated exclusivity period. The judge agreed to extend that period until Oct. 28.
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