October 6, 2004 |
San Diego-based Sempra Energy, owner of the largest U.S. natural gas utility, asked a federal court to block subpoenas from California regulators seeking information about the company's energy trading during the state's power crisis.
February 20, 1998 |
A House subcommittee investigating the overturned 1996 Teamsters election subpoenaed the union, its president's campaign organization, the Democratic National Committee and two political vendors. The subpoenas were necessary because several of the panel's requests for information were rebuffed or rejected because of purported contractual restrictions, said Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.). Democrats denounced Hoekstra's investigation, which they characterized as "taxpayer-financed muckraking."
April 23, 1997 |
Maryland and other states moved to subpoena merger records from Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc., after the two office superstore chains refused to turn over the records voluntarily. The Maryland state attorney general's office announced it had served subpoenas Tuesday, and California prosecutors said they would serve papers today. The Federal Trade Commission is already in U.S. District Court seeking to block the proposed $4-billion merger, contending it would raise prices to consumers.
February 4, 1987 |
A federal court judge Tuesday quashed two subpoenas served on stock speculator Ivan F. Boesky by Diamond Shamrock after federal prosecutors protested that their criminal investigation into Boesky's insider trading activities would be frustrated if he cooperates with the Dallas company. Diamond Shamrock, in fighting a takeover bid by Texas businessman T. Boone Pickens and Alabama industrialist John Harbert III, subpoenaed Boesky and his Ivan F. Boesky Co. on Jan.
May 7, 2008 |
A House Judiciary Committee panel voted to subpoena vice presidential aide David Addington as part of a broad inquiry into the Bush administration's treatment of detainees. Addington, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, has signaled that he might testify under oath about controversial interrogation policies if lawmakers compelled him to do so. On a voice vote, Democratic lawmakers called on Addington to answer questions about his role in drafting legal memos that underpinned coercive U.S. interrogation measures, including waterboarding.
March 5, 2004 |
A federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity has subpoenaed records of Air Force One telephone calls in the week before the officer's name was published in a column last July, according to documents obtained by Newsday.
September 1, 1998 |
Netscape Communications Corp. said it received subpoenas from Microsoft Corp. for its employees' electronic mail, an effort to cast Netscape negatively as Microsoft prepares to defend itself in an antitrust suit this month. Microsoft, the world's largest software company, last week subpoenaed so-called flame mail from two internal Netscape newsgroups called Bad Attitude and Really Bad Attitude, used as forums for Netscape employees to gripe about everything from cafeteria food to work projects.
January 26, 1989 |
Attorneys for former White House aide Oliver L. North disclosed in court Wednesday that they have subpoenaed two House members and records from three congressional committees for North's trial beginning next week on charges stemming from the Iran-Contra scandal. However, attorneys for the House of Representatives and independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh immediately served notice they would ask a federal judge to quash the congressional subpoenas on grounds they were overly broad. U.S.
March 3, 2006 |
Scrambling to defuse a 1st Amendment issue, the Securities and Exchange Commission instructed its staff Thursday to prepare guidelines for demanding information from journalists whose work may be of interest to investigators. The commission move came less than a week after disclosures that the SEC had issued a subpoena to two writers for Dow Jones & Co. online publications -- a move by agency enforcers that caught Chairman Christopher Cox off guard.
December 5, 1997 |
The tobacco industry's leading supporter on Capitol Hill issued subpoenas to the nation's four largest cigarette companies on Thursday, after the firms failed to meet a deadline for voluntarily turning over 834 internal documents. Rep. Thomas Bliley (D-Va.), sometimes called the "congressman from Philip Morris," gave the industry until noon today to comply with the subpoena.