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Corporate Law

2771 ABA Journal Corporate Law articles.

Sullivan & Cromwell is Top Dealmeister

Edging out London’s Clifford Chance for top honors, New York City’s Sullivan & Cromwell was once again the number one law firm overseeing the world’s biggest corporate deals in the…

Recall Stalls Despite Tire Defect Suits

A tire distributor has sued a Chinese tire maker alleging it eliminated a safety feature without notification.

But the tires are still on vehicles, even after a fatal accident allegedly…

‘Phenomenal Year’ for Florida Lawyers

Defying predictions of a law practice slowdown, attorneys in South Florida report their business is booming.

“It was a phenomenal year to be a lawyer,” John C. Sumberg, managing partner…

Critic: Ruling Spurs ‘Mercenary Attorneys’

Four men may sue a California nightclub for denying them ladies’ night discounts without first asking the club to stop discriminating.

The California Supreme Court ruled yesterday

Bomb Image in Business Fax a Bad Idea

Among the new causes of action and subjects of potential claims constantly developing in the ever-changing American legal arena, add one to the list that some might consider a no-brainer…

Splenda Agrees to Settlement

How sweet is the settlement reached Friday between the makers of Splenda and Equal?

Lawyers won’t say. They agreed to the deal after jurors announced they had reached a verdict,…

Heller Seeks Growth, Loses Lawyers

Has Heller Ehrman’s growth strategy backfired?

That’s the question posed by the Recorder, which reports that the firm’s corporate group in San Diego lost nearly half its lawyers…

Jury Gets Splenda Ad Case

Splenda’s slogan that it’s “made from sugar so it tastes like sugar” is the subject of a civil suit that goes to a jury today.

Equal argues that consumers are…

Options Plea Deal: Lawyer to be Jailed, Pay $52M

The former top lawyer at software maker Comverse Technology Inc. was sentenced today to a year and a day in jail and ordered to pay $52 million for his role…

Ex-Hollinger Exec Tells of Plan to Divert Cash

A senior executive at Hollinger International testified in Chicago yesterday that he and media magnate Conrad Black plotted to divert noncompete payments to top company executives, including themselves.

A Legal Victory for Ex-NYSE Chairman

The former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange has won a significant legal ruling in his fight to keep a $190 million pay package.

The suit, filed by then-Attorney…

Lawsuits Trade Accusations in Dow Firings

Two officials fired by Dow Chemical sued the company yesterday, claiming they were defamed by claims they were improperly involved in third-party discussions about a company takeover.

Dow has in…

Trial Lawyers Decry Judge’s $65M Pants Suit

Often a target itself of claims by big business that it promotes frivolous litigation, a well-known American trial lawyer group is now pointing the finger at someone else.

A Washington,…

GC Fired As Company Probes Backdating

Another backdating probe, another general counsel gets the boot.

But in the case of Matthew Gloss, dismissed as general counsel of Marvell Semiconductor Inc., it’s not clear if his firing…

Lawyer: Sarbanes-Oxley Misused Against Me

A Greenwich, Conn., lawyer charged with destroying evidence under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act says he has a clear conscience.

Prosecutors claim Philip Russell destroyed a computer containing child pornography, owned by…

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