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Entertainment Matters: Belafonte Settles With King Heirs

Harry Belafonte Lloyd Lee/Flickr Harry Belafonte is likely singing a happier tune now that he’s come to terms with the family of his longtime friend, the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The activist-actor-singer has settled a lawsuit against … Continue reading

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Skadden on Board for Endurance’s Hostile Aspen Bid

Hit Toon/iStock Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom is advising Bermuda-based property and casualty insurer Endurance Specialty Holdings on its $3.2 billion hostile bid to take over Aspen Insurance Holdings. In a letter sent to Aspen’s board Monday morning, Endurance chairman … Continue reading

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Global Quartet Dig Into $5.85 Billion Copper Mining Deal

The Las Bambas copper mine in Peru. Courtesy of Siemens AG Dentons and White Case have grabbed lead roles advising a consortium of state-owned Chinese companies on their acquisition of a Peruvian copper mining project from Glencore Xstrata for $5.85 … Continue reading

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One Reason the Legal Industry’s Crisis Persists

Steven Harper Karen Hoyt The current debate over the future of legal education is a critical one. That’s why it’s so important that it be based on a common understanding of indisputable facts. Perhaps UC-Irvine dean Erwin Chemerinsky and professor … Continue reading

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The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Illustration by Paul Dilakian As Patton Boggs mulls a future that could see the slimmed-down firm combine with Squire Sanders or Dentons, three more of its partners have moved on. One of the three, NIGEL WILKINSON, gained income partner status … Continue reading

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Akin, Shearman Help Broker Algerian Telecom Peace

Fayez Nureldine/Getty A long-running dispute between Russian mobile phone operator VimpelCom and the Algerian government appears to be over following Friday’s announcement that the parties have reached an agreement. Under the terms of that agreement, VimpelCom—which is owned by Norwegian … Continue reading

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Am Law Trio on Motorola Unit Sale

An employee is seen using a Motorola Track and Trace Scanner. Courtesy of Motorola Solutions Inc. UPDATE, 4/16/14, 12:00 p.m. EDT: McDermott Will Emery is advising Motorola Solutions on antitrust aspects of the deal with a team that includes Washington, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Ex-SEC Lawyer Speaks Out on Agency Failings

Christine Jegan I waited a long time to talk to someone like James Kidney. For years I tried to find anyone at the Securities and Exchange Commission who would speak candidly about the agency’s enforcement efforts. But even after lawyers … Continue reading

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Foley, Quarles Help Keep Bucks in Wisconsin

Gary Dineen/Getty The Milwaukee Bucks concluded the 2013–14 National Basketball Association season Wednesday night with a loss to the Atlanta Hawks that gave the team a league-worst 15-67 record that qualifies as the poorest performance in franchise history. The team … Continue reading

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Cleary, Shearman on $1.6 Billion Ventilation Deal

Milwaukee-based manufacturing conglomerate Johnson Controls said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to buy Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for roughly $1.6 billion. The company changing hands makes a variety of air distribution and … Continue reading

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