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Facebook sues DLA Piper

Facebook sues DLA Piper

DLA Piper has been sued by Facebook and its creator Mark Zuckerberg in relation to the firm's representation of Paul Ceglia in a case against the social media giant in 2010.

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LEGAL INDEPENDENCE

Chinese lawyers lower reform expectations

Chinese lawyers lower reform expectations

Chinese campaigners for legal reform are expecting little in the way of immediate results from this weeks's Communist party meeting which will focus on the theme of 'governing the country according to law'.

KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Globalaw in Managing Partner Forum first

Globalaw in Managing Partner Forum first

Globalaw, the network of 110 independent law firms, has held its first annual 'managing partner forum' for American members.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Defamation cases up 23pc in UK

Defamation cases up 23pc in UK

The number of reported defamation cases rose from 70 to 86 over the last year, pushed up by a substantial growth in those relating to social media.

PERSONAL INJURY

RoboLaw examine driverless car issues

RoboLaw examine driverless car issues

RoboLaw, a consortium of Italian lawyers and experts, has begun examining the legal issues for cases in which driverless cars and other robots become involved in accidents.

Blogs

LITIGATION FUNDING

Litigation funding: why I am excited

Litigation funding: why I am excited

Litigation funding may never make the same noise as private equity but it is growing fast, says Chris Smith of Vannin Capital.

LITIGATION

Tobacco - the UK smoking gun

Tobacco - the UK smoking gun

The tobacco industry has been unchallenged for far too long in the UK and Ireland, says Paul Tweed who is on a mission to change this.

Management speak

TAX

US law firms face onerous tax changes

US law firms face onerous tax changes

The American Bar Association has criticised the proposals which would impact firms with $10m or more annual gross receipts.

Corporate counsel

FINES

Bank of America dragged down by legal costs

Bank of America dragged down by legal costs

Bank of America is the latest bank to suffer dented profits as a result of legal costs following a settlement over mortgages.

Business sector round up

COMPETITION LAW

Brand owners beware

Brand owners beware

Preserving brand image in Europe via price guidance and internet sales limitations is getting increasingly challenging for brand owners by Miranda Cole, Partner, and Laurie-Anne Grelier, Associate, at the Global Branded Goods Practice, Covington & Burling LLP

PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT

Irish celebrity lawyer loses professional misconduct appeal

Irish celebrity lawyer loses professional misconduct appeal

The High Court in Dublin upheld a finding of professional misconduct against Gerard Kean, whose clients are said to include Ronan Keating, George Michael and over 40 premier league footballers, over his handling of a case.

Who did the deals

DEALS

Dealmakers

Dealmakers

A round-up of recent global deals and the lawyers who made them happen.

Bookshelf

BLOG: WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Devising personal risk management strategies

Devising personal risk management strategies

A new book 'Wealth Exposed' provides practical risk management and insurance advice for high networth individuals.

 
 

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