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Parliament negotiators rescue seriously damaged bank resolution system

European Parliament negotiators on Thursday reached a deal with their member state counterparts on the single resolution mechanism to deal with failing banks. Many elements fell into place early ... Read More

Hacker Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer attempts to overturn conviction

Lawyers say conviction under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is flawed and raises questions for civil liberties online Lawyers for hacker Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, who is serving a 41-month ... Read More
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Former Qwest CEO’s Forfeited Insider Trading Gains May Be Tax Deductible

A federal court may allow the convicted former chief of a telecommunications company to deduct more than $44 million from his taxes after he was forced to forfeit the ... Read More

IMF’s Lagarde to be questioned in court over ‘Tapie Affair’

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde arrived Wednesday at a Paris court to face more questions over her role in a 2008 arbitration that awarded a massive state payout ... Read More

Solicitor and firm numbers holding up, SRA figures show

The much-predicted exodus of solicitors and firms from the legal profession has yet to materialise, new Solicitors Regulation Authority figures have revealed. The SRA’s regulated population update showed 3,189 ... Read More

Court declares ruling party candidate El Salvador’s president-elect

An electoral court in El Salvador has declared ruling party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren the next president of the country. The election took place last week, but was litigated ... Read More
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5-Year Sentence for Man in Ohio Slave Labor Case

A judge on Thursday handed a five-year prison term to the first of four people sentenced for participating in the enslavement of a mentally disabled woman held for two ... Read More
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Parliament toughens up anti-money laundering rules

The ultimate owners of companies and trusts would have to be listed in public registers in EU countries, under draft anti-money laundering rules voted by Parliament on Tuesday. The ... Read More

Commercial property lawyers warned over capital allowance changes

Commercial property lawyers could face future action for negligence if they fail to advise clients about impending tax relief changes. From 1 April, capital allowances, which allow for tax ... Read More
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More than 1,000 lawyers protest outside parliament at legal aid cuts

UK- More than 1,000 barristers and solicitors – many bearing placards declaring “Grayling must go” and accompanied by a giant, papier-mache effigy of the justice secretary – have protested ... Read More
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