Johnny Depp’s law firm Brown Rudnick has big plans in London

The live-streamed US libel trial of actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard dominated the internet for just over a month. But the fervent Google searches also threw his law firm, Brown Rudnick, into the blazing spotlight. Now the 146th largest law firm in the US by revenue is capitalising on its new-found online fame by plotting a London … Read more

Twitter v. Musk: Why the Court of Chancery Will Never Order Specific Performance.

Text size A court could compel Tesla chief executive Elon Musk to purchase Twitter, but could it compel him to operate it in the best interest of shareholders? Al Drago/Bloomberg About the author: Carliss Chatman is associate professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. When Elon Musk decided to terminate his $44 billion … Read more

Elon Musk Files Response and Counterclaims to Twitter Lawsuit Over $44 Billion Deal

Updated July 29, 2022 6:29 pm ET Listen to article (1 minute) Elon Musk formally responded to Twitter lawsuit seeking to force him to go through with his $44 billion takeover of the social-media platform and included counterclaims against the company. The filing Friday was made confidentially and isn’t viewable by the public. It isn’t … Read more

Teladoc loses $3 billion in three months, stock plummets 24%

Shares of Teladoc Health Inc. plunged more than 24% in after-hours trading Thursday after the telehealth company took another multibillion-dollar impairment charge, helping to bring its total losses for the first six months of the year up to nearly $10 billion. Teladoc TDOC, +7.59% executives disclosed a $3.0 billion goodwill impairment charge during the second … Read more

Ex-SFO lawyer accused of calling FBI agent a ‘c***’ was unfairly dismissed, tribunal says

A former Serious Fraud Office lawyer was unfairly dismissed after he allegedly insulted a US Federal Bureau of Investigations agent in a London pub, a tribunal ruled. Tom Martin was the SFO’s chief lawyer on its investigation into claims that top executives at Monaco-headquartered Unaoil paid bribes for oil contracts in Iraq.  However, in 2018 he was suspended from … Read more

SFO bosses’ ‘gullibility and arrogance’ slammed in Unaoil fiasco as third conviction quashed

The Serious Fraud Office has been hit with two reports slamming its conduct on the same day the Court of Appeal overturned a conviction related to the agency’s ill-fated Unaoil investigation. At the centre of it all is Lisa Osofsky, the agency’s director, whose actions contributed to overturned convictions, according to the independent report into the … Read more

SFO failures over Unaoil laid out in ‘sobering’ review

Two reports into the failures of the Serious Fraud Office make for “sobering read”, the fraud squad’s director Lisa Osofsky has said. The fraud unit’s boss made the comments in response to 11 recommendations for her agency to respond, set out in a review of the SFO’s failures in the Unaoil fraud case, published on 21 … Read more

Twitter cites UK national security law in legal letter to Musk as $44bn deal teeters

Twitter cited a new British law in a legal letter to Elon Musk, in what lawyers say may indicate that the UK government had concerns about what the $44bn transaction would mean for UK national security. Twitter’s legal team demanded the billionaire comply with his obligations under the merger agreement “including by taking all steps … Read more

Tesla Is Set for Settlement Talks Over Musk Tweets About Taking Company Private

Tesla is scheduled for court-ordered settlement talks in a shareholder lawsuit over Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s 2018 tweets suggesting he had funding to take the company private. In a court filing Friday, a federal judge ordered the settlement conference via Zoom on Oct. 3, adding to an already busy month for Mr. Musk. He … Read more

Elon Musk Fires Back at Twitter Lawsuit

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