disgorgement

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  • noun The act of disgorging; a vomiting; that which is disgorged.

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  • noun The act of disgorging, particularly in the legal sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth

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Examples

  • One is that the small investor who made some money during the bull market, may get some back through what we call disgorgement (ph) and that some of the executives may have to hand over some money, and I think the darker lesson for people like Dick Parsons of AOL Time Warner, who have a tremendously difficult job right now, they're just going to be dealing with lawyers for the next 12 months, if not longer.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2002

  • The former CEO settled those charges too, agreeing to $45 million in disgorgement of ill-gotten gains.

    Mozilo PaysRecord Penalty For Securities Fraud

  • Labor-intensive riddling and disgorgement is in constantdemand as the queue of vintages advances toward corking.

    Jason Feulner

  • The former CEO settled those charges too, agreeing to $45 million in disgorgement of ill-gotten gains.

    Mozilo PaysRecord Penalty For Securities Fraud

  • Labor-intensive riddling and disgorgement is in constantdemand as the queue of vintages advances toward corking.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • Labor-intensive riddling and disgorgement is in constantdemand as the queue of vintages advances toward corking.

    Chateau Frank and the Economics of Bubbles

  • Alice Paillard of Bruno Paillard, a top Champagne house, refers to disgorgement as "surgery" and the time afterward as "surgical recovery" as the wine knits itself together again.

    Bubble by Bubble

  • As of Sept. 30, the SEC was owed $657 million in fines and "disgorgement" - the surrender of ill-gotten gains - but the agency expected that $575 million of that would go uncollected.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - washingtonpost.com

  • (As a backup argument, Marks also contends that one type of relief he seeks under RICO - "disgorgement" - is an "equitable" form of relief, which is not subject to a rigid statute of limitations, but subject only to a more flexible doctrine of time limitation known as "laches."

    FORTUNE Features

  • (As a backup argument, Marks also contends that one type of relief he seeks under RICO - "disgorgement" - is an "equitable" form of relief, which is not subject to a rigid statute of limitations, but subject only to a more flexible doctrine of time limitation known as "laches."

    FORTUNE Features

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  • “The president’s disgust at Wall Street looters was good. But we need more. We need disgorgement.

    Disgorgement is when courts force wrongdoers to repay ill-gotten gains. And I’m ill at the gains gotten by scummy executives acting all Gordon Gekko while they’re getting bailed out by us.�?

    The New York Times, Disgorge, Wall Street Fat Cats, by Maureen Dowd, January 31, 2009

    February 2, 2009