• Rural Workers Lose Big In Mergers

    M&A is viewed as an unmitigated win-win in the legal profession, especially big mergers, in which a small army of skilled dealmakers and deal actualizers make good money while helping two or more major clients pursue strategies...

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  • Corruption Due Diligence For Domestic Acquisitions

    Due diligence for bribery and corruption is routine for cross-border transactions. According to a forensic accountant writing in the FCPA Blog, the same rigor should apply to domestic transactions for the same reason – the specter of...

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  • $5 Million Legal Malpractice Verdict

    A jury in a federal court in Detroit has imposed $5 million in damages for legal malpractice against a Michigan law firm that provided advice on an acquisition. Trade magazine Business Insurance America reports that Jaffe Raitt...

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  • AT&T Threatens Litigation If DOJ Blocks Takeover

    AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says his company has no intention of selling CNN as part of the Time Warner takeover and will fight any attempt to make that a condition of the $85 billion deal. Stephenson defended...

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  • Decision Time For Mega-Merger

    AT&T is determined to purchase Time Warner. Whether the Justice Dept. will allow it is up to Makan Delrahim, an early Trump supporter who is now the administration’s top antitrust official. Analysts expect a decision soon. In...

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  • Big M&As, Weak Fundamentals For Hollywood

    Entertainment conglomerates are getting ready to downplay weak fundamentals and talk about acquisitions and mergers when they discuss quarterly results with analysts this earnings season. The spotlight on industry consolidation is expected to take the focus off...

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  • Becoming A Third Party Witness When Competitors Or Suppliers Merge

    If your company is customer – or competitor – of a company that is proposing to merge, you may have the opportunity to comment. In some cases you may be asked, or you could affirmatively volunteer. This...

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  • Medtronic’s Ireland Move Garners Shareholder Lawsuit

    Medtronic’s relocation of its nominal corporate headquarters to Ireland last year generated a capital gains tax bill for about 20 percent of its shareholders. An activist shareholder is trying to mount a class action that would require...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • In Shrinking Energy Sector, Spike In Trade Secret Litigation

    With continued depressed prices, companies in the stressed energy sector are turning to trade secret litigation, suing former employees and sometimes each other. Lawyers interviewed for this report from Bloomberg BNA explain why trade secret actions make...

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  • Sharp Increase In Securities Class Actions

    The number of securities class action lawsuits this year is on track to be more than double the annual numbers observed in the previous four years, according to recent findings from Cornerstone Research. One particular Delaware Court...

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