• Office Depot’s top investor sues it for not holding a shareholder meeting

    On the eve of Office Depot Inc.’s proposed merger with little brother Office Max Inc., Office Depot’s top investor sued it for not holding its annual shareholder meeting.

  • American Airlines-US Airways merger approved

    A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved the merger between American Airlines (AA) and US Airways. The merger will create the world’s largest airline carrier.

  • Labor: Ohio Supreme Court rules on the effect of mergers on noncompetes

    While employers use noncompetes to protect themselves, a recent Ohio case reminds them to plan for the future and draft noncompetes that also apply to a successor company in the event of a merger or other change.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SEC charges Ameriprise financial adviser with insider trading

    Healthy lifestyle tips aren’t the only thing Timothy McGee received at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.

  • No. 1 law firms in China and Australia to merge

    Ho hum … another week, another major law firm merger announcement. This time, however, the news has a far more global impact than the Bryan Cave and Arnold & Porter mergers announced last week.

  • More mergers: Arnold & Porter and Howard Rice to join

    ’Tis the season for more than just chestnuts, eggnog and open fires. Shortly after the news broke yesterday that Bryan Cave and Holme Roberts & Owen will merge, the presses started whirring to life once again to announce the union of another set of law firms.

  • Bryan Cave and Holme Roberts merge

    It’s almost like reality matchmaking shows for law firms these days. A large number of firms have announced mergers in recent months—perhaps headlined by the union of Faegre & Benson and Baker & Daniels in mid-October.

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