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Dealbook, The Abridged Version (07.26.06)

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McClatchy argues against lawsuit seeking to halt its sale of three Bay area newspapers [legal]
Tech bubble bull Robertson Stephen to pay nearly $2 million in penalties [legal]
Skilling’s attempt to overturn conviction following Lay’s death rejected [legal]
SEC investigating options dating at Applied Micro Circuit [legal]
Judge gives embattled Millberg Weiss consolidated shareholder backdating case [legal]
Federal judge dismisses NSA eavesdropping case against AT&T [legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Blackstone crashing HCA deal?
Macquarie Bank and Newbridge Capital + telecom and media assets of PCCW
Mecom Group meets with Orkla’s media assets
WatchGuard Technologies + Francisco Partners
Third Avenue Management bids for 18% of Catalyst Paper
For Sale:
The Jones Apparel Group auction faltering LINK
Tech Mahindra IPO LINK
Myspace IPO? LINK
More WNS shares in IPO LINK
McDonald’s Chipolte stake LINK
Money Raising:
SolFocus gets $18M from New Enterprise Associates $$
Tello raises $10M $$
Going Down/ Bankruptcy/ Liquidation/ Dissolution/ Wrapping Up:
Creditors of Yukos reject its recovery plan, pushing it closer to liquidation LINK
Lazard shutting down its European private equity arm LINK
People & Moves:
BP boss, Lord Browne, to retire in 2008 LINK
NASD chair Robert R. Glauber retiring in August LINK
Shake up at Merrill LINK
Monster and Philadelphia Media Holdings in jobs joint venture: LINK
Wiki software company launches open source apps: LINK
SEC boss seeks renewed controls over hedge funds: LINK
Simon Doonan explains why Wall Street dresses so square: LINK
Deal volume already the highest ever: LINK
Goldman rakes it in by investing for itself LINK