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  • Trademark Lunacy, Acronym Fever, Over Big Mac Brand

    Hmm Daily notes that the Operations Department of the Cancellation Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) issued a ruling that, under the European Union Trade Mark Delegated Regulation (EUTMDR), it was canceling the registration...

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    Law School Grad Interested In Data Privacy, Convicted Murderer, Would You Hire Him?

    Bruce Reilly is a poster boy for profound social disagreements about mainstreaming felons, and the possibility of redemption after committing the most serious of all crimes. In 1993 he pleaded guilty to second degree murder, and was...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • New Legal Team For Weinstein

    Accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein’s lead attorney, Benjamin Brafman, has resigned. Brafman led the charge to get sexual assault charges against Weinstein dropped, stating that his client “did not invent the casting couch,” and calling the indictments...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • A String of Sales Successes, Then the Slammer

    As a VP of international sales, Richard Bistrong compiled a string of commercial successes that was so unlikely and counter-cyclical that it should have raised some eyebrows. It didn’t, so he continued to make a ton of...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • It’s the Mount Everest of Insurance Frauds

    If you’re planning a trip to Nepal, don’t count on having travel insurance. International insurance companies are threatening to end coverage if an avalanche of fraud perpetrated by Mount Everest trek operators, guides, helicopter evacuation companies and...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Crime Doesn’t Pay But Neither Does the Government

    About 5000 attorneys, agents, intelligence analysts, and other professionals are on furlough from the FBI due to the government shutdown, resulting in reduced staffing for critical functions. A spokesman wouldn’t go into detail about which investigations were...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • EU Penalties Could Cost Nike Billions

    More than one year ago the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published a report detailing a sweetheart arrangement between Dutch tax officials Nike, Uber and other U.S. multinationals. The loopholes and special deals allowed Nike to shift...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Investor-Owned Utility Faces Bankruptcy

    The investor-owned utility Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s largest power company, is facing possible criminal charges and up to $30 billion in liability for wildfires that recently ravaged the state. It’s shares are down more than 20...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Summary Highlights Legal Market, Partner Moves, In Asia-Pacific

    China’s economy might be close to recession, but lawyers are still in demand in the corporate M&A sector, and, according to a summary on the Major, Lindsey and Africa site, PRC firms (specialists in administrative and local...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Money Laundering, Suspicious Transactions at Artichoke Joe’s

    Artichoke Joe’s Casino, a California card club ( a gaming establishment that only offers card games), has been fined $8 million for numerous willful violations of the Bank Secrecy Act dating back to 2009. The Financial Crimes...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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