DealBook, The Abridged Version (11.21.06)

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Crime/Fraud/Legal/Investigations/Inquiries/Regulation:
Redstone versus Redstone [Legal]
Cyberonics CEO resigns amidst options timing inquiry [Legal]
Bank of America wins appeal, overturning $1.5 billion judgment in case claiming bank raided accounts of elderly customers [Legal]
Former Bank One chief settles insider trading case [Legal]
KB Homes chief has $175 million "golden parachute" despite resigning in scandal [Legal]
Alcatel sues Microsoft for patent infringement [Legal]
British media regulator eyes BSkyB's purchase of ITV shares [Legal]
M&A: [? = not yet closed, problems with the deal, lingering questions, etc.]
Suez + Gaz de France: Shareholder objections
Lagardere + Sportfive
Check Point Software Technologies + Protect Data
Royal Bank of Canada + Flag Financial
Chevron + USA Petroleum
NADAQ + London Stock Exchange: Next comes the shareholder vote
For Sale/ LBOs/ Going Private/ Auctions/ Offerings:
Auction for Putnam Investment moving into final stage bidding [For sale]
BHP selling South African mine [For sale]
Miscellaneous:
Airlines prepare for more deals[Airlines]
Comcast close to deal with Disney [Entertainment]
The new shape of private banking [Private banking]
Swiss banking tax doesn't seem to be scaring off clients [Private banking]

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