• Is Securitization Evil? Dechert Attorney Takes On The Pope

    A declaration from the papacy took aim at securitization and credit default swaps, characterizing them as a kind of predatory economic cannibalism, a form of “gambling on the failure of others,” and calling them morally unacceptable. A...

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  • Lawyers and Bankers Win, DOJ and Shareholders Lose

    Dealbook, a New York Times feature, lists the winners and losers in the recent ruling allowing the AT&T – Time Warner merger to proceed. High on the winners list were lawyers and bankers, slated to enjoy huge...

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  • Ruling Takes Big Weapon Away From New York AG

    In a ruling that could squash a securities fraud suit by the New York attorney general’s office, the state’s Court of Appeals said that the statute of limitations for bringing claims under the Martin Act, a comprehensive...

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  • No Privilege For GC In Bizarre Coverage Dispute

    A PGA Tour golf tournament gave rise to a bizarre insurance coverage dispute and a rare privilege question for the general counsel of the defendant insurance agency. The one-of-a-kind policy was supposed to cover the payout if...

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  • Turning E-Discovery Concepts Into Practice

    Some familiar e-discovery concepts, what they mean in practice, and why they should not allowed to default into....

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  • Ruling June 12 Will Determine The Future Of M&A

    An expected federal court ruling on AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, one of the most important antitrust cases in many years, will determine the fate of other blockbuster deals waiting in the wings. These include Disney’s proposed...

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  • Legal Papers, Soaked In Pot, Smuggled Into Prison

    Legal packets, using fake logos but appropriating names of real defense attorneys, were among the ways an entrepreneurial ex-con managed to smuggle synthetic pot into federal prisons. The documents, according to prosecutors, were soaked with the cannabinoid...

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  • Binding Arbitration Ban R.I.P.? Not In California

    The California State Assembly has, by a wide margin, passed a law banning mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts. This development comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. What...

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  • Temporary Injunction Stalls “Fetal Heartbeat” Law

    A bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected was signed into law in Iowa last month. It was scheduled to take effect July 1. Opponents pointed out that many women don’t have an...

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  • Free Brainwash For 2,700 United Airline’s Employees

    The huge commissaries United Airlines uses to prepare in-flight food recently added a perk for its 2,700 employees – television screens. Instead of news or talks shows the TVs broadcast nonstop messages explaining why workers shouldn’t unionize,...

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