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  • UBS escapes tax evader’s $1.7 billion lawsuit

    Lying to the IRS typically isn’t the best way to ingratiate oneself with the federal government and its employees. Therefore, it should come as little shock that Judge Andrew Guilford of the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, Calif., yesterday ruled in favor of Swiss bank UBS AG in a...

  • In-house legal increasingly shifting to alternative fee arrangements

    The writing has been on the wall for years, so it will come as no shock that corporate legal departments have increasingly been moving toward alternative fee arrangements with their outside counsel. In fact, according to a recent report by the Association of Corporate Counsel, in-house legal teams are getting...

  • Twitter sues 5 most aggressive tool providers and spammers

    It looks like there will be a few people who won’t be named on Follow Friday anytime soon. Twitter took steps to protect its users last week when it filed a federal lawsuit against a group of tool providers and spammers.

  • “Pink slime” controversy continues to rage

    With headlines dripping with disgust lately like the juice from a “finely cooked” burger over the “pink slime” meat filler, it was only a matter of time before somebody bit back. Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, penned an op ed in the...

  • Hildebrandt Institute says 20 law firms merged in Q1 2012

    What a difference variant recording metrics make. On Monday, legal consultancy Altman Weil Inc. released a report indicating that 2012’s M&A activity continues the rebound of law firm combinations that began in Q3 2010 and held firm through all of 2011. Altman Weil reported that there have been 14 mergers...

  • Citigroup appoints new GC

    A changing of the guard at Citigroup Inc. will take place as the weather gets warmer. The company announced yesterday that as of June 1, GC and corporate secretary Michael Helfer will become vice chairman, making way for Rohan Weerasinghe to assume his mantle.

  • 14 U.S. law firms merge in Q1 2012

    It’s steady as she goes for law firms so far this year when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. A survey released yesterday by legal consultancy Altman Weil Inc. says that 2012’s M&A activity continues the rebound of law firm combinations that began in Q3 2010 and held firm through...

  • Express Scripts, Medco sued over merger

    A handful of trade groups are angered over the prospect of Express Scripts Inc. and Medco Health Solutions Inc. uniting. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and nine independent pharmacies filed a lawsuit on March 29 in the U.S. District Court for...

  • Appeals court rules insurer can’t collect $1.2 million owed by policyholder

    If you want to get paid, it usually helps to send a bill, at least in an expedient fashion… Such was the situation with a New York Court of Appeals ruling yesterday, when it decided that American Zurich Insurance Co.’s (Zurich) claims against Hahn Automotive Warehouse were denied.

  • New paper examines legal iPad adoption and associated risks

    It’s no secret—mobile technology already has taken root in not just the legal world, but pretty much every profession. InsideCounsel reported on the use of mobile technology in December 2011, noting that while adoption of the technology is relatively high and rapidly growing, its use for business purposes beyond light...

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