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Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

AdvertisementWASHINGTON — The legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission’s recent repeal of so-called net neutrality regulations began on Tuesday, with a flurry of lawsuits filed to block the agency’s action.One suit, filed by 21 state attorneys general, said the agency’s actions broke federal law. The commission’s rollback...

State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

AdvertisementIt’s not Apple’s fault that you feel enslaved by your phone. But the company that gave the world the modern smartphone has a perfect opportunity this year to create a brave and groundbreaking new take on that device: a phone that encourages you to use it more thoughtfully, more deliberately — and a lot less.Tech “addiction” is...

China's Sports Industry Is Allegedly Growing Faster Than The National Economy

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reported growth as expected. But that's no surprise. So, what can you learn from this week's official report, even if you can't really trust it?Read More

Violent Crime Has Dropped In Border States With Legal Cannabis: Study

A new study suggests that legalized cannabis may be reducing violence in states that border Mexico, where U.S.-bound drug traffic has caused countless deaths and raised trillions for cartels.Read More

Poll Finds Upturn in Sentiment on Tax Overhaul and Economy

AdvertisementAmericans are warming to the Republican tax law, and becoming more confident in the economy as a whole. They just aren’t sure that President Trump deserves much credit.The tax overhaul that Mr. Trump signed into law just before Christmas remains relatively unpopular and highly polarizing, according to a new poll conducted for The New...

Legal

The SEC’s New Year’s Resolutions: Retail Investors and Cybersecurity

2018 arrived in the wake of big changes at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“the SEC”).  Jay Clayton was sworn in as Chairman of the Commission in May, naming Steve Peikin and Stephanie Avakian as Co-Directors of the Enforcement Division (the “Division”) in June.  As many do for the start of a new year,...… Continue ReadingRead...

Arbitration Future Leaders 2018: Women in Law Roundtable Discussion

Arbitration Future Leaders 2018: Women in Law Roundtable DiscussionAs the under-representation of women within the arbitration community remains a polemic issue in the field, Who’s Who Legal brings together Andrea Meier at Wartmann & Merker, Ania Farren at Berwin Leighton Paisner, Chiann Bao at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Carine...

Pinel Advocates celebrates swearing-in

Eleanor Colley, Associate at Pinel Advocates, was today sworn in by the Royal Court of Jersey as an Ecrivain.  An Ecrivain is a Jersey solicitor and candidates have to pass the grueling and difficult Jersey legal exams. Advocate Andrew Pinel said "This is wonderful day for Elie and we hope that she and her family enjoy it all.  She has...

DOJ Recovers $32.3 Million For Drug Pricing Despite Limited Role in FCA Case

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a False Claims Act (FCA) settlement with Kmart Corporation for $32.3 million.  The settlement is part of a global $59 million settlement; the relator will receive $9.3 million. Former Kmart Employee Filed the Qui Tam James Garbe, the relator, was employed by Kmart as a pharmacist from 2007 until...…...

The Future Is Now: Legal Consequences of Electronic Personality for Autonomous Robots

The Future Is Now: Legal Consequences of Electronic Personality for Autonomous RobotsSteven De Schrijver, AstreaIn this article, Steven De Schrijver at Astrea assesses the development of autonomous robots and the legal challenges that they pose. Recently, the European Parliament made some waves in the legal community by adopting a resolution calling...

Deals

Zephyr Global M&A Review, 2017

Global M&A activity declines year-on-year in 2017Western Europe and Asia-Pacific M&A value up on 2016PE/VC value increases in all regions The volume and value of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) declined in 2017, according to M&A information collected by Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company, and the leading publisher of company information....

Global M&A falls just short of previous years as uncertainty takes its toll on investments

Mergermarket have just released their full year 2017 global M&A trend report with legal advisor league tables. Highlights of the report include: Global M&A fell just short of previous years, as uncertainty appeared to take its toll on investments. M&A dipped 3.2% by value to US$ 3.15tn (18,433 deals) in comparison to 2016 (US$ 3.26tn, 18.592...

M&A 2018: Brand on the bottom line

The M&A market is looking forward to a bumper year in 2018, with transaction value expected to grow by 23 percent to $3.2 trillion according to Baker McKenzie. And as the corporate focus on M&A to drive and supplement growth strategies increases, so too will the crucial role of brand strategy—in other words, what a company ultimately plans to...

Can trustees derail an M&A deal?

New statistics from the Office for National Statistics pointing to a ‘sizeable’ increase in the value of successful M&A deals, both domestic and cross-border, in the third quarter of 2017, suggests a promising outlook for the market as we head into the New Year. Anecdotally, those of us involved in the industry have certainly noticed an uptick in...

Digital transformation and private equity to drive dealmaking

Earlier this year EY Global conducted a global executive survey on M&A and capital investment on behalf of EY. The key findings can now be viewed in a new global highlights report.  Insight from this biannual survey of nearly 3,000 executives – called the EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer – shows appetite for M&A in the next 12 months...

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We Asked For Your Best Photos of Frozen Soap Bubbles—and Wow, Did You Deliver

When a news company asked their readers to take pictures of frozen soap bubbles, a few brave photographers braved the cold with breathtaking results. The post We Asked For Your Best Photos of Frozen Soap Bubbles—and Wow, Did You Deliver appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

City Council Worker Advocates For Teens Who Carjacked Her – and Now They’re Inspiring Others Too

An 80-year-old member of the city council could have helped to punish the two young men who tried to carjack her last year – but instead, she became their advocate. The post City Council Worker Advocates For Teens Who Carjacked Her – and Now They’re Inspiring Others Too appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

Officer Who Punched Through Ice Reunites With Boy He Rescued, Gives Him Special Memento

Hero Sergeant Aaron Thompson was reunited with a boy he saved from certain death after punching through a frozen pond on Christmas day. The 8-year-old from New Harmony, Utah had been chasing his dog when he fell through the ice. The officer furiously worked to force a hole in the ice, punching and jumping, until [...] The post Officer Who Punched Through...

Dog Nuzzling Up to Guitar Player for a Serenade is the Sweetest Thing You’ll Witness Today

Trench and his dog Maple, have gained quite a following on social media with their blend of soothing guitar and serenaded pup. Trench, who describes himself as a “fingerstlye guitarist and multi-instrumentalist,” is a favorite among the musical competition because of his loyal sidekick. In this video, the adorable golden retriever is curled up with...

Watch Formerly Homeless Boy Sob For Joy at Getting His Own Bed

8-year-old Daeyrs has spent much of his young life living in homeless shelters with other families after his mom lost her job. All he wanted for Christmas in 2017, when the pair was finally accepted into a Michigan housing program, was a bed, and a kitchen table where he and his mother Dionna could eat [...] The post Watch Formerly Homeless Boy Sob...