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  • The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. Grace Hwang's lawsuit was one of many employee cases heard by federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. The majority opinion he wrote siding with Kansas State is illustrative.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Criminal charges against top executives of Platinum Partners for running the $1.4 billion hedge fund firm like a Ponzi scheme have revived an old question for investors: Where was the board? Donald Seymour and David Bree of Cayman-based DMS Governance Ltd were directors for Platinums troubled Value Arbitrage Fund. Spokesmen for the SEC and...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Criminal charges against top executives of Platinum Partners for running the $1.4 billion hedge fund firm like a Ponzi scheme have revived an old question for investors: Where was the board? Donald Seymour and David Bree of Cayman-based DMS Governance Ltd were directors for Platinums troubled Value Arbitrage Fund. Spokesmen for the SEC and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- Andrew Olmem, an attorney and former Republican congressional aide, has joined the White House National Economic Council as a deputy to Gary Cohn, said two sources familiar with the move. Olmem, an attorney to the Senate Banking Committee during the financial crisis, left his job at Venable LLP last week, said the law firm. The National Economic...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- Andrew Olmem, an attorney and former Republican Congressional aide, has joined the White House National Economic Council as a deputy to Gary Cohn, said two sources familiar with the move. Olmem, an attorney to the Senate Banking Committee during the financial crisis, left his job at Venable LLC last week, said the law firm. Olmem was a leading staff...

  • Feb 21- Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced on Tuesday it would merge with New York- based Chadbourne& Parke to form a firm of some 4,000 lawyers with offices in 32 countries. It is the latest merger for London- based Norton Rose Fulbright, already one of the worlds largest law firms with about 3,700 lawyers. Chadbourne and Norton Rose have complementary...

  • Feb 20- Uber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington& Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Arianna Huffington, who...

  • Feb 20- Uber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington& Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Arianna Huffington, who...

  • Feb 16- The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc that claims the country's largest health insurer and its units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, a law firm representing the whistleblower said on Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in 2011 and unsealed on Thursday, alleges...

  • Feb 16- The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc that claims the country's largest health insurer and its units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, a law firm representing the whistleblower said on Thursday. The lawsuit alleges UnitedHealth Group overcharged Medicare...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- Some good money news rolled in with the New Year: Life insurance could be cheaper in 2017.. For example, USAA says a healthy 40- year-old with a $500,000 policy for 20 years would pay $36.65 per month now for a typical policy, down 1.1 percent from last year's pricing. It usually takes three to four months companies to file required paperwork to make...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23- year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court. Ethan Dettmer, a partner in the law firm Gibson Dunn& Crutcher and one of the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23- year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child but later given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court. The program was established in 2012 by Democratic President Barack Obama...

  • PANAMA CITY, Feb 11- The two founders of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca were arrested on Saturday, the attorney general's office said, after both were indicted on charges of money-laundering in a case allegedly tied to a wide-ranging corruption scandal in Brazil. Porcell said the one-year investigation that led to the arrests has been aided by...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 10- The mysterious disappearance from Hong Kong of Xiao Jianhua, a China- born billionaire, has sent a chill through mainland business circles linked to the city, and some are looking to move their assets, say financiers, lawyers and Chinese businessmen. Hong Kong, a global financial centre, has served as a major hub for Chinese capital since the former...

  • Feb 8- A Washington lawyer from a major law firm was wearing a wig as a disguise when he was arrested last week trying to sell a copy of a secret lawsuit against a California technology security company for $310,000, according to a criminal complaint. Justice Department trial attorney who joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer& Feld LLP as a partner last year, was charged in...

  • Chicago, Feb 8- As Illinois House speaker for more than three decades, Michael Madigan has often worked to raise people's taxes. Madigan& Getzendanner is one of Illinois' leading law firms for clients filing appeals to contest their property appraisals in an effort to reduce their real-estate taxes. Between 2004 and 2015, the speaker's firm won $63.3 million in...

  • Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, exits after his meeting with president-elect Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.

    Puzder has argued that labor regulations stifle growth, and indicated a preference for machines as workers, The New York Times reports.

  • IBM's Watson computing system.

    IBM’s supercomputer will assist H&R Block’s 70,000 tax professionals at 10,000 branch offices, where 11 million people file taxes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- As a lawyer in private practice for a decade, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch often fought on behalf of business interests, including efforts to curb securities class action lawsuits, experience that could mould his thinking if he is confirmed as a justice. Gorsuch, a conservative federal appeals court judge...